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People in History A-Z #10

Name the important historical figure for each letter of the alphabet!
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Last updated: November 24, 2022
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A
Leader of the Huns known as the 'Scourge of God' for his brutal conquests
Attila the Hun
B
Irish avant-garde playwright and poet known for Waiting for Godot and Endgame
Samuel Beckett
C
Guitarist and lead singer of Nirvana
Kurt Cobain
D
First female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the first person to accrue ten Academy Award nominations for acting
Bette Davis
E
English queen who defeated the Spanish Armada
Elizabeth I
F
American industrialist and businessman who helped develop affordable cars
Henry Ford
G
Mexican leader and medicine man of the Chiricahua Apache tribe
Geronimo
H
Greek physician and the father of modern medicine
Hippocrates
I
Norwegian playwright and poet dubbed 'The Father of Realism'
Henrik Ibsen
J
One of the most successful female Olympic heptathlon athletes of all time
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
K
German astronomer and astrologist known for his laws of planetary motion
Johannes Kepler
L
Austrian-born actress and inventor who developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedos
Hedy Lamarr
M
Liberated Jewish slaves from Egypt and allegedly parted the Red Sea
Moses
N
Emperor who supposedly fiddled whilst Rome burned
Nero
O
Two-time British Academy Award winner known for his Shakespearean roles
Laurence Olivier
P
American jazz saxophonist known as 'Bird'
Charlie Parker
Q
10th century leader of the Toltec Aztecs, named after a Mesoamerican deity
Cē Acatl Tōpīltzin Quetzalcōātl
R
American oil tycoon considered the richest person in modern history
John D. Rockefeller
S
Roman general who defeated Hannibal at the Battle of Zama
Scipio Africanus
T
English author who wrote The Lord of the Rings
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
U
Pulitzer prize winner known for his 'Rabbit' series of novels
John Updike
V
King of the Arverni tribe who united the Gauls in revolt against the Romans in the Gallic Wars
Vercingetorix
W
Former number one American golfer who was found guilty of drug driving in 2017
Tiger Woods
X
Persian king and successor of Artaxerxes I
Xerxes II
Y
Lead singer of Radiohead know for his falsetto voice
Thom Yorke
Z
American director known for the Back to the Future trilogy and Forrest Gump
Robert Zemeckis
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Level 58
Nov 24, 2022
Bette* Davis
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Level 45
Oct 13, 2023
Please accept just Joyner, as this is the name she competed under for most of her Olympics.