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The 19th Century

Can you guess these notable people, places, and things from the 19th century?
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Last updated: December 15, 2019
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Year
Description
Answer
1837–1901
This queen rules the British Empire for most of the century
Queen Victoria
1889
This tower becomes the world's tallest man-made structure
Eiffel Tower
1877
This inventor patents the phonograph
Thomas Edison
1873
Levi Strauss invents this type of clothing
Blue Jeans
1869
This canal is completed in Egypt
Suez Canal
1865
This political leader is assassinated at Ford's Theater
Abraham Lincoln
1865
Edward Whymper leads the first party to climb this Swiss peak
Matterhorn
1844
"What hath God wrought" is the first message sent using this new technology
Telegraphy
1839–1860
China fights two wars with western powers over this drug
Opium
1836
This short-lived republic declares independence from Mexico
Texas
1831
This naturalist begins his famous journey on the HMS Beagle
Charles Darwin
1825
This canal connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean
Erie Canal
1816–1828
This warrior-king unites many Zulu tribes
Shaka Zulu
1824
This composer completes his ninth and final symphony
Ludwig van
Beethoven
1824
This Romantic poet dies while fighting for Greek independence
Lord Byron
1819
This "liberator" becomes the first President of Gran Colombia
Simón Bolívar
1818
Mary Shelley publishes this horror novel
Frankenstein
1815
Napoleon meets his final defeat at this battle
Battle of Waterloo
1804
This country becomes independent following a slave revolt
Haiti
1803
The United States buys this territory from France
Louisiana
49 Comments
+11
Level 82
May 13, 2014
easy breezy lemon squeezy.
+2
Level 46
May 13, 2014
Agreed.
+15
Level 75
Feb 10, 2017
Once again, it's "Easy peasy lemon squeezy." Easy breezy beautiful is the Cover Girl slogan. However, I kind of like your combined version.
+3
Level 82
Feb 10, 2017
breezy to me seems like a better synonym for easy than "peasy," which I don't believe is even a real word. But "breezy" makes sense... when I think of breezy... I think of... relaxed, easy-going, something that passes quickly and easily and without a lot of force or disturbance. Not a strong wind just a gentle breeze. Or sitting on a beach with palm trees swaying. I'm going to stick with easy breezy
+13
Level 72
Mar 19, 2018
Thinking it sounds better doesn't make you right, though. But I know how you like to be right, so let's just let that one pass. :)
+4
Level 82
Aug 21, 2018
How can one be right or wrong about the words they choose to use in a sentence if those words aren't even meant to make much sense but only rhyme? (and the word proposed as a replacement isn't even a word) I didn't say that my way was the one that everyone else used, nor do I especially care if it is.
+8
Level 89
Dec 16, 2018
This is getting sleazy real easy.
+2
Level 82
Aug 2, 2020
Pretty cheesy, Weezy my neezy.
+2
Level 62
Aug 2, 2020
Easy Easy Very Easy? (or is that oversimplified)
+7
Level 74
May 13, 2014
Modern Prometheus should also count for Mary Shelley's novel.
+6
Level 73
May 13, 2014
Seriously?
+4
Level 48
Jun 1, 2014
Showoff.
+2
Level 77
Sep 2, 2014
Yep...that's all it is.
+7
Level 71
Feb 10, 2017
Drayen wins my golden nitpickers award for this quiz.
+5
Level 90
Aug 2, 2020
Honestly this site is full of too many nitpickers.
+1
Level 78
Aug 2, 2020
For once I agree.
+5
Level 55
Sep 15, 2020
surely that should be nit-pickers?
+1
Level 57
Feb 10, 2017
Prometheus, a Titan in Greek mythology who stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind, parallels Victor Frankenstein, who "stole" the secret to creating life from nature.

Coincidentally, Mary Shelley's husband soon after published Prometheus Unbound

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Level 78
Aug 2, 2020
True. But to my knowledge, no one calls this book just "The Modern Prometheus".
+1
Level 59
Mar 13, 2023
I mean, technically, it should.......
+1
Level 50
May 13, 2014
Ah, I wrote Materhorn. D*&1!
+1
Level 68
May 13, 2014
This was easy. 3:48 left.
+1
Level 44
May 13, 2014
only missed lord byron. Darn.
+1
Level 68
Mar 14, 2023
Me too!
+1
Level 45
May 16, 2014
20 OUT OF IN 1:11
+3
Level 51
Aug 25, 2015
Nothing about the revolutions in 1848?!
+1
Level 86
Jul 4, 2018
Probably hard to write a good clue with a simple, short answer for that one.
+1
Level 78
Aug 2, 2020
"The nephew of which French emperor emerged as president after the overthrow of the monarchy in 1848?" or "1848 event that led to the overthrow of the monarchy: _____ (February) Revolution".
+4
Level 73
Sep 15, 2016
I'm not sure Levi Strauss invented blue jeans. He established the first factory making riveted blue jeans, but serge dyed with indigo was invented in De Nimes (hence 'denim'), and it was turned into denim trousers in Genoa (hence 'jean').
+4
Level 72
Mar 19, 2018
If you're gonna correct a clue, at least do it right: Nîmes doesn't need "de" before its name. (I'm sorry, I must be moody tonight. Been nitpicking the nitpickers...)
+2
Level 48
Oct 28, 2018
de means of or from (depending on context) e.g. Jeanne d'Arc.... Joan of Arc, or literally Joan from Arc
+4
Level 89
Dec 16, 2018
Exactly. That's why he's right. It's not in Of Nimes, it is in Nimes.
+2
Level 37
Oct 7, 2019
Without the "De" before "Nimes", you wouldn't get Denim.
+2
Level 78
Aug 2, 2020
Wombat phrases it as if De Nimes was the name of the city.
+1
Level 79
Sep 17, 2016
This quiz struck me as too easy to be competitive.
+3
Level ∞
Jan 14, 2023
Good thing it's not meant to be competitive!
+1
Level 43
Feb 12, 2017
I feel like telegraph should could for telegraphy, but maybe that's because I didn't know that telegraphy was a word...
+2
Level 36
Mar 7, 2017
'Frankenstein' is actually the more common name for the true title of Mary Shelley's novel, 'The Modern Prometheus'. At the very least, add this as a type-in.
+17
Level ∞
Jul 2, 2020
No.
+4
Level 90
Aug 2, 2020
That would be like accepting "The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" for Birdman, or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" for Dr. Strangelove.
+1
Level 81
Feb 6, 2023
Exactly. The subtitle of a novel isn't the novel's actual/conventional name, which is just why it shouldn't be accepted as a type-in.
+2
Level 77
Mar 12, 2023
It's a subtitle, not the "true" title.
+1
Level 70
Dec 5, 2020
nice selection
+1
Level 83
Oct 20, 2022
Actually Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1816/1817. It was published on 1st January 1818.
+1
Level 67
Mar 13, 2023
Just missed Byron
+1
Level 28
Mar 15, 2023
Bro this is the 18th century
+2
Level 25
Mar 16, 2023
Clearly someone hasn't passed 2nd grade

0-100 is 1st century

101-200 = 2nd

201-300 = 3rd

301-400 = 4th

401-500 = 5th

501-600 = 6th

601-700 = 7th

701-800 = 8th

801-900 = 9th

901-1000 = 10th

1001-1100 = 11th

1101-1200 = 12th

1201-1300 = 13th

1301-1400 = 14th

1401-1500 = 15th

1501-1600 = 16th

1601-1700 = 17th

1701-1800 = 18th

1801-1900 = 19th

1901-2000 = 20th

2001-2100 = 21st

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Level 25
Mar 16, 2023
Maybe add a question about the first or second serbian uprising?
+1
Level 56
Dec 30, 2023
Absurd that the quiz doesn't mention the very very important unifications of Italy (1861) and Germany (1871), while it contains blue jeans or Frankenstein...