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First Names of Historical Figures #2

Guess the first names of these famous historical figures.
If multiple answers work, guess the most famous
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Last updated: December 4, 2019
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First submittedAugust 21, 2014
Times taken31,642
Average score53.3%
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First Name
Last Name
Benjamin
Franklin
Pablo
Picasso
Johann
Bach
Walter
Raleigh
Alexandre
Dumas
Florence
Nightingale
Marcel
Proust
Leonhard
Euler
Marie
Curie
Pierre
First Name
Last Name
Thomas
Aquinas
Davy
Crockett
Nikola
Tesla
Harry
Houdini
Rudyard
Kipling
Charles
Lindbergh
Annie
Oakley
Coco
Chanel
Amerigo
Vespucci
Miguel
de Cervantes
First Name
Last Name
Vasco
da Gama
Horatio
Nelson
Maximilien
Robespierre
William
Bligh
Denis
Diderot
Juan
Perón
Eva
Louis
Pasteur
Mustafa
Atatürk
Douglas
MacArthur
61 Comments
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Level 76
Aug 21, 2014
Ataturk was widely known as Kemal - eg http://www.history.com/topics/kemal-ataturk
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Level ∞
Aug 22, 2014
That will work now.
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Level 86
Oct 19, 2014
I disagree. His name is Mustafa Kemal and his nickname Ataturk, but if you're asking for the "first name of Ataturk", it's Mustafa and nothing else!
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Level 93
Aug 21, 2014
Nice one. Just a slight typing error with Tesla's last name, methinks.
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Level 93
Aug 21, 2014
…and I tried Kemal Atatürk first, too. Like Jerry928 commented above.
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Level 78
Aug 22, 2014
Damn. After Charles Lindbergh, all I could think of for Oakley was Charles as well. I didn't think a sub-par power forward from the '90s Knicks counts as a historical figure, but hey...maybe the QM is a big NY fan.
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Level 43
Nov 13, 2014
Same lol
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Level 68
Nov 13, 2014
Isn't that Charles Barkley? not Oakley?
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Level 75
Jul 23, 2018
I don't think Charles Barkley ever played for the Knicks and he certainly wasn't sub-par
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Level 25
Feb 27, 2023
definitely oakley... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Oakley
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2017
I tried Tyler. :(
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Level 89
Oct 13, 2019
I thought it was Barry Oakley.
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Level 70
Aug 22, 2014
There's a typo in Tesla
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Level ∞
Aug 22, 2014
Fixed
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Level 73
Oct 15, 2014
So you're telling me that the first name of Nelson is not Admiral? I'm shocked!
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Level 86
Oct 19, 2014
I thought the same thing ^^.
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Level 32
Nov 13, 2014
And I definitely tried Madame for Curie. Whoops.
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Level 65
Dec 20, 2022
@MayaB it's not 'Admiral', it's 'Lord'. duh xD
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Level 69
Jun 13, 2022
Did anyone try "Mandela" for Nelson?
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Level 25
Feb 27, 2023
I did LOL
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Level 78
Nov 13, 2014
Only 16% got Diderot? The man invented Wikipedia. Or at least the paper version.
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Level 84
Mar 31, 2017
Literally never heard of him until this quiz. :-(
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Level 83
Sep 16, 2017
I've heard of Diderot and read some of his work but I just couldn't recall his first name.
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Level 79
Sep 19, 2017
And Denis is hardly the first guess you make for a French first name.
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Level 25
Feb 27, 2023
I got him. I only scored 17 though...
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Level 82
Nov 13, 2014
Not as hard as you made it sound. Though didn't know a couple in the first and last columns.
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Level 69
Nov 13, 2014
Naturally Crockett should be Sonny.
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Level 78
Nov 13, 2014
I tried Willie for Nelson, but it didn´t work :-(
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Level 43
Nov 13, 2014
Missing Alexandre made me feel like a real Dumas.
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Level 80
Mar 1, 2021
Nice Shawshank reference.
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Level 75
Nov 13, 2014
Kept typing Horace for Nelson...so close.
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Level 60
Nov 13, 2014
I can't believe I got less than average, yet got the most obscure answer. BTW who is Davy Crockett
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Level 60
Nov 13, 2014
I believe you'll find he was the King of the Wild Frontier.
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Level 61
Nov 13, 2014
Davy Crockett had three ears btw. A left ear, a right ear, and a wild frontier. Sorry

(backs away slowly)

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Level 32
Nov 13, 2014
Born on a mountain top in Tennessee

Greenest state in the Land of the Free

Raised in the woods so's he knew every tree

Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three.

Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier!

In eighteen thirteen the Creeks uprose

Addin' redskin arrows to the country's woes

Now, Injun fightin' is somethin' he knows

So he shoulders his rifle an' off he goes.

Davy, Davy Crockett, The man who don't know fear!

Off through the woods he's a marchin' along

Makin' up yarns an' a singin' a song

Itchin' for fightin' and rightin' a wrong

He's ringy as a b'ar and twice as strong.

Davy, Davy Crockett, The buckskin buccaneer!

Andy Jackson is our general's name

His reg'lar soldiers we'll put to shame

Them redskin varmints us volunteers'll tame

'Cause we got the guns with the sure-fire aim.

Davy, Davy Crockett, The champion of us all!

Headed back to war from the ol' home place

But Red Stick was leadin' a merry chase

Fightin' and burnin' at a devil's pace

South to the swamps on the Florida Trace.

Davy, Davy

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Level 32
Nov 13, 2014
Crockett
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Level 32
Nov 13, 2014
King of the wild frontier
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Level 67
Nov 13, 2014
Davy, Davy Crockett, l'homme qui n'a jamais peur. (I had a friend in college who was fond of singing the French version of this song, which you can find at http://artists.letssingit.com/chantal-goya-lyrics-davy-crockett-the-ballad-of-davie-crockett-9n1dj6t#axzz3J0lXpwN7. And who said that Jetpunk is too USAcentric?)
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Level 56
Nov 17, 2014
Killed him a bear when he was 3.
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Level 77
Aug 21, 2018
*Bar
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Level 37
Nov 13, 2014
Only got Bligh because I've been recently reading up on the Pitcairn islands.
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Level 67
Nov 14, 2014
I only got Bligh because I tried a bunch of common first names.
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Level 82
May 12, 2016
Pretty amusing that less than 50% got 'Amerigo' given it is the name from which we get not one but two continents (including the one on which a majority of this site's users live).
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Level 84
Mar 31, 2017
I've heard that's not actually true.
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Level 77
Aug 21, 2018
There are other hypotheses about where the term "America" came from, but the evidence still most strongly supports that it came from Vespucci. Well, from someone else naming it after him, that is.
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Level 82
Jan 12, 2023
The majority of Jetpunk users are not based in the Americas.
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Level 83
Dec 3, 2016
Isabel – first lady, VP, and president of Argentina – never works on those Perón questions ...
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Level 37
Aug 25, 2019
^ Eva came first and was the most popular of the two.
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Level 78
Jun 15, 2019
Why doesn't Ellen work for Macarthur or John for Franklin? Could it be, dare I say it, because this quiz is too Americocentric?
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Level 82
Sep 27, 2021
No. It's because those people you mentioned are extremely insignificant, unimportant, and obscure when stood up next to the correct answers, even if you, personally, didn't know them.
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Level 56
Apr 8, 2022
https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/how-many-countries-can-you-name

hope this helps

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Level 65
Dec 20, 2022
a link to the COTW?
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Level 62
Jul 6, 2020
Pelle Lindbergh for Charles Lindbergh?
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Level 28
Feb 15, 2021
2:22

9/30

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Level 65
Dec 20, 2022
hmm... somehow didn't read 'Chanel' and totally skipped that one...
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Level 59
Mar 26, 2023
Isn't Alexandre Dumas on the other version of this quiz?
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Level 44
Mar 29, 2023
i am mad i said Sebastian for Bach ( middle name) and Maximilio for robespierre
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Level 68
Jun 29, 2023
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Level 59
Sep 22, 2023
why do you accept native names in some of answers (Pierre Curie for example) and in some you just accept english version (Maria Curie)?
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Level 57
Apr 6, 2024
Should Arthur MacArthur count?
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Level 68
Jul 13, 2024
Could you accept Willie? I don't think you could argue that Horatio Nelson is definitively "more famous".