Name that Historical Figure #3

Can you name the historical figures depicted in these photographs and paintings?
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Last updated: July 23, 2021
First submittedAugust 3, 2011
Times taken143,241
Average score75.0%
Rating4.32
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+8
Level 20
May 11, 2012
Gah, Rasputin looks so creepy!
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Level 71
Nov 17, 2012
Because he was. Amazing story how hard it was to kill him.
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Level 83
Nov 2, 2019
Yep. John McClane's got nothing on Rasputin.
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Level 66
Nov 19, 2020
They put some poison into his wine! He drank it all and said I feel fine!
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Level ∞
Jul 23, 2021
Listening to the Revolutions podcast right now. They just did an episode on the murder of Rasputin. Apparently, he was never poisoned. The person responsible neglected to actually poison the food. But he did survive at least one serious gunshot wound and almost escape before they shot him some more.
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Level 58
Oct 9, 2013
Why is Marilyn Monroe on so many lists. She wasn't that good an actress. Is she on so many lists simply because she oozed sex, maybe had an affair with JFK and died tragically? Are those reasons to make it on a these lists?
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Level 83
Oct 9, 2013
because she was extremely famous and well-known. Who cares how good of an actress she was? Queen Victoria never won an Oscar, either.
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Level 72
Aug 30, 2021
Yeah, whether you like her or not she's indisputably one of the most famous movie stars of all time.
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Level 44
Nov 12, 2021
"she oozed sex"

Lol, and that's a bad thing why?

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Level 55
May 11, 2014
15/20. Not bad for a prosopagnosiac.
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Level 75
Aug 29, 2021
Well done! 18/20 for a fellow prosopagnosiac :) I couldn't recognise Darwin, thought he was Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky :P
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Level 49
Jul 14, 2014
Ooh, nice word burntfrost. Had to go google it..
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Level 71
Oct 5, 2015
Just a little comment about Charles Darwin's photograph. This is the usual photo of Darwin and it is a pity because he was a very energetic young man. To read 'The Voyage of the Beagle' is to realise what a terrific character he was.
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Level 61
Dec 17, 2015
Got them all except Darwin......and I have that same image of him on a shirt. Doh!
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Level 55
Dec 17, 2015
Is it just me, or does Rasputin look exactly like a bearded Liam Neeson?
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Level 71
Dec 17, 2015
I think it must be the eyes, there is something there that reminds one of Liam. (I don't think Liam would be overjoyed though)
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Level 77
Dec 17, 2015
He reminds me a little of Sean Bean, the guy who played Boromir in LOTR. Maybe it's the hair.
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Level 52
Sep 29, 2018
thought he looked like charles manson
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Level 72
Apr 9, 2019
@ander217 - And Rasputin was killed nearly as many times as Sean Bean has been.
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Level 77
Nov 12, 2021
I've always thought he looks a bit like Ringo Starr.
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Level 76
Dec 17, 2015
Baltimorean I understand that some historians now doubt the aristocrats' story about how difficult to kill Rasputin. Possibly to help rationalise his huge influence with the imperial family.
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Level 61
Sep 20, 2016
Just because they are technically part of history doesn't mean they should be remembered.
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Level 90
May 22, 2018
He who forgets the past is destined to repeat it. This is why we remember people like Monroe and Socrates.
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Level 66
Oct 11, 2017
amusingly enough, I thought that De Gualle, a leader of the Free French, was Petain, the leader of the Vichy state, who was propped up by the Nazis while De Gualle fought them.
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Level 42
Apr 9, 2019
I think you may be forgiven. all French high officers tend to wear the same sort of funny hats :)
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Level 66
Nov 19, 2020
I get that not everybody has to know what De Gaulle or Pétain looked like, but if you saw pictures of them side-by-side, they actually look very different - mainly because De Gaulle has a very recognisable weird head shape, while Pétain looks more like a run-of-the-mill old-timey soldier.
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Level 66
Nov 19, 2020
"Fun" fact: did you know that there is a plaque commemorating Pétain, an enthusiastic Nazi collaborator, on Broadway, in the section nicknamed the "Canyon of Heroes"? French me stumbled upon it by accident when I visited NYC in 2008, and I couldn't believe it.
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Level 38
Mar 13, 2018
Rasputin.... I miss you come back XD
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Level 8
May 3, 2018
Got 13 right
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Level 44
Apr 9, 2019
Any chance you could accept Rooseveldt as a wrong spelling.. considering the quiz accepts de Gaul..
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Level 67
Apr 9, 2019
The fact that Ernest Hemingway got the fewest correct answers/guesses shows that people just don't read books :D
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Level 85
Apr 9, 2019
I read books all the time, but I'll admit I've never read one by Hemingway. As it happens, I've taken this quiz several times and I still haven't managed to guess him correctly.
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Level 61
Apr 9, 2019
Eh, I dunno about that. I have read more authors than I could point out in pictures, I'm probably not alone.
+16
Level 72
Apr 9, 2019
Yeah, just because you've read a book by an author doesn't necessarily mean you know what that author looks like. Like, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books, but I couldn't pick Harper Lee out of a lineup with a gun to my head.
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Level 82
Nov 12, 2021
That's not surprising, as Harper Lee was notoriously private, and didn't release numerous other books, whereas Hemingway...not so much.
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Level 60
Apr 11, 2019
He was the only one I got wrong, but I have several of his books. None of them have his picture on them anywhere. I think this is the first time I've ever seen a picture of him.
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Level 67
Nov 12, 2021
By that logic, there are a lot of trumpet playing communists on this site as most people got Mao and Louis Armstrong. Books rarely show pictures of the author - I wouldn't have a clue what Orwell, Steinbeck or Fitzgerald looked like and the only reason I got Hemingway was because I saw a travel program about the Florida Keys and there was a Hemingway lookalike competition taking place
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Level 69
Apr 9, 2019
My wife looking over my shoulder: Woah, Isaac Newton was hot!
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Level 66
Nov 19, 2020
Did your wife have a beloved horse when she was younger? Otherwise, I don't get it.
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Level 78
Nov 12, 2021
Glad I'm not the only one who thinks so!
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Level 67
Nov 14, 2021
And he died a virgin.
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Level 61
Apr 11, 2019
For Hemingway, I just started thinking of old poets and writers, because he has that look to him. My first thought was Walt Whitman with a shorter beard.
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Level 33
Jun 29, 2019
13/20- should have got at least a few more.
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Level 83
Nov 2, 2019
There's just something about Rasputin that reminds me of my mother-in-law. It's probably the beard.
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Level 57
Nov 2, 2019
Most pictures I have seen of Sir Isaac Newton depict him as a feeble old man or passed out on the lawn under a tree with an apple near the bump on his head.
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Level 49
Nov 6, 2020
not me simping for rasputin
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Level 53
Jan 7, 2021
I was singing "ra-ra-rasputin" after I saw him and I tried cheating on Darwin and got "Darwin Flying Spaghetti Monster" in google images.
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Level 57
Feb 2, 2021
Lol
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Level 81
Jul 23, 2021
Funny: You accept "Satchmo" but not "Ike" or "Papa". No big deal, of course, but it's interesting that it's not all or nothing.
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Level 87
Jul 27, 2021
Papa??
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Level 90
Aug 2, 2021
Papa was Hemingway. I noticed the same missing sobriquets--was very glad Satchmo worked, as his real name wasn't coming up. I still like Ike!
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Level 75
Aug 29, 2021
Yes I only can ever remember I Like Ike when I see his photo. Don't think I'll ever remember his last name in time.
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Level 65
Jul 23, 2021
Sneaky colorized photo of Darwin. I thought it was someone more recent.
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Level 73
Jul 24, 2021
I managed to get John Paul by guessing random pope names. Thank goodness there's so been so much repetition, I got it right on the third guess XD
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Level 74
Aug 2, 2021
Ironically, the combination John Paul for popes occurred only twice in history (so far), and the first one survived just about a month.
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Level 40
Aug 13, 2021
Accept "Ike" for Eisenhower?
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Level 67
Nov 12, 2021
Perhaps Norma Jean should work for Marilyn Monroe?
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2021
Karol Wojtyla doesn't work for Pope John Paul
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Level 52
Nov 14, 2021
Interesting that, at least as of right now, the same percentage of people knew who Louis Armstrong, Dwight Eisenhower, and Grigory Rasputin were.
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Level 52
Nov 14, 2021
I kept writing Pope Jean Paul, Pope Jean Paul II and several other variations but nothing was happening!
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Level 44
Dec 7, 2021
I got 19/20.

I refuse to name that woman who was British PM 1979-90

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Level 65
Dec 13, 2021
But you had no problem naming Hitler or even Mao?
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Level 58
Feb 15, 2022
Please accept Brian May for Isaac Newton
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Level 74
Apr 29, 2022
You appear to have named the wrong Beatle - that's not Lennon. Surprised that nobody else seems to have noticed.