Nicknames in World History

Guess the real names of the historical figures with the nicknames shown below.
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Last updated: December 1, 2020
First submittedNovember 30, 2020
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Nickname
Lifespan
Real Name
The Iron Lady
1925–2013
Margaret Thatcher
Madiba
1918–2013
Nelson Mandela
Che
1928–1967
Ernesto Guevara
The British Bulldog
1874–1965
Winston Churchill
Evita
1919–1952
Eva Perón
The Desert Fox
1891–1944
Erwin Rommel
The Red Baron
1892–1918
Manfred von
Richthofen
The Mad Monk
1869–1916
Grigori Rasputin
The Iron Chancellor
1815–1898
Otto von Bismarck
The Little Corporal
1769–1821
Napoleon
The Sun King
1638–1715
Louis XIV
Nickname
Lifespan
Real Name
The Bard
1564–1616
William Shakespeare
The Virgin Queen
1533–1603
Elizabeth I
The Impaler
1428–1476
Vlad III
The Maid of Orleans
1412–1431
Joan of Arc
Longshanks
1239–1307
Edward I
Lionheart
1157–1199
Richard I
The Unready
966–1016
Ethelred II
Bluetooth
died 986
Harold I of Denmark
The Scourge of God
406–453
Atilla the Hun
Africanus
235 BC–
183 BC
Publius Cornelius
Scipio
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Level 51
Nov 30, 2020
16/21
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Level 89
Nov 30, 2020
Can we get credit for typing "Aethelred"?
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Level 78
Dec 1, 2020
Seconded. I've never seen it without the a or æ.
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Level 61
Dec 1, 2020
Never? What is your country?
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Level ∞
Dec 1, 2020
Aethelred and Æthelred will work now.
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Level 76
Nov 30, 2020
Attila the Hun, not Atilla, perhaps?

Also, any chance for accepting Țepeș?

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Level ∞
Dec 1, 2020
Tepes means impaler.
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Level 71
Dec 1, 2020
Good interesting quiz, good mix, thanks.
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Level 70
Dec 1, 2020
Novel idea. Never heard of the final answer
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Level 82
Dec 1, 2020
Just searched about the "Unready" (the only I haven't heard of).

Apparently, it wasn't that he was "unready" for the bad things that came to him... "Unraed" meant "poorly advised" and it was a pun on his name, which meant "well advised".

Humans: Punning people name since, well, ever!!!

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Level 56
Dec 1, 2020
I always try Miss Ofarc, just in case...
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Level 61
Jan 22, 2021
I always type in "darc". It always works just fine.
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Level 74
Apr 30, 2021
I thought it was Maxine of Arc...
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Level 61
Dec 1, 2020
Most of the pleas asking acceptance of an alternate answer are by people just showing off. They all know the commonly accepted choice.
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Level 67
Dec 9, 2020
What are you referring to Æthelred or Tepes? Cause those are the only ones mentioned. I too have only ever seen it written Aethelred.

And I don't feel the Tepes guy was showing of, probably tried it/thought of it because Vlad is a first name so he probably figured Tepes was the answer they might be looking for.

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Level 67
Dec 1, 2020
Could you accept Æthelred or Aethelred? That is how it is supposed to be spelled. I genuinely didn't think to try Ethelred.
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Level 61
Dec 1, 2020
For the date Ethelred II lived you are able to click the link on mobile and call some phone number. I don’t think it needs to be fixed just funny.
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Level 82
Dec 4, 2020
I expected Mahatma and Buddha.
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Level 81
Dec 10, 2020
Those are titles, not nicknames.
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2021
So is Africanus. He earned it by defeating Hannibal in Africa and winning Rome the second Punic War
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Level 78
Dec 20, 2020
Nice quiz. Could Gormsson be accepted for Harold?
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Level 66
Jan 22, 2021
Madiba is absolutely not a nickname.
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Level 65
Jan 22, 2021
Maybe add type-ins for Eva Perón? It's hard for some people to put the accent, and usually we don't need to? I tried Eva Peron, Eva Duarte, Eva Duarte y Peron and I had to go copy and paste her name to mak it work...
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Level 66
Jan 22, 2021
Eva Peron and also Peron work
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Level 43
Jan 22, 2021
The first thing I wrote when I saw "The British Bulldog" was Davey Boy Smith. xD
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Level 42
Jan 24, 2021
Isn't the sun king Sinchi Roca?
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Level 57
May 19, 2022
Pretty surprising that more people get Bluetooth more correct than the Red Baron.