People in History A-Z #6

Name the important historical figure for each letter of the alphabet
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Last updated: November 16, 2018
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Second President of the USA
John Adams
Inventor of the television
John Logie Baird
Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1653-1659
Oliver Cromwell
Italian poet known for his 'Divine Comedy'
Dante Alighieri
Humanist priest who wrote 'On Free Will' during the Reformation
Desiderius Erasmus
Kept a diary during WW2
Anne Frank
Founder of Microsoft
Bill Gates
German composer of the Baroque era
George Frideric Handel
Dictator of North Korea, 1994-2011
Kim Jong Il
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Mongolian Emperor immortalised by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Kublai Khan
Former Leader of Al Qaeda
Osama Bin Laden
American muslim human rights activist
Malcolm X
Egyptian queen and Great Royal Wife of pharaoh Akhenaten
Protestant Dutch conqueror of Britain
William of Orange
Greek mathematician known for his theorem a2 + b2 = c2
Actor known for the films Any Given Sunday and Far From Heaven
Dennis Quaid
Author of the Harry Potter Series
J.K. Rowling
Austrian physicist known for a thought experiment involving a cat
Erwin Schrödinger
Venetian Renaissance painter
Pope who condemned Galileo to death for blasphemy
Urban VIII
Lead singer of the quartet band The Four Seasons
Frankie Valli
Composer of 'Ride of the Valkyries'
Richard Wagner
1951 Gravitational Physicist
Basilis Xanthopoulos
President of China, 1911-1912
Sun Yat-sen
Psychologist behind the Stanford Prison Experiment
Philip Zimbardo
Level 68
Oct 7, 2015
Good quiz. Could you give a little leeway on the spelling of Schrodinger? I spelled it every way except correctly. Also - Dennis Quaid is an important historical figure? Who knew?
Level 69
Oct 7, 2015
What kind of spelling did you try? And Quaid was mainly because I was running out of 'Q's to use from previous quizzes.
Level 64
Oct 7, 2015
I like how you've continued this series. At first I was like, "Ugh, history!" but these quizzes are truly fun!
Level 38
Jul 31, 2017
Nah quaid is fine: everyone knows the name. Better than having no Q

Poor Xanthopoulos: noone knows who he is (can't say i do either!)

Glad to see poor old San Yat-sen in a quiz: always remember that he died of a broken heart :-)

Level 76
Jun 2, 2021
Nice quiz. Pls accept 'Schroedinger' as an anglicised spelling of the German umlaut.


Level 76
Oct 1, 2021
Never heard of this Valli bloke - when I read "Four Seasons" I had already typed Vivaldi before reading the rest of the question.
Level 70
May 13, 2023
Level 61
Jan 22, 2022
Kim should be under K, not I (and Kim should be accepted as an answer, since usually the last name is accepted). Otherwise, nice series!
Level 90
Mar 16, 2023
The same goes for Sun Yat-Sen.
Level 75
May 13, 2023
To write a2 + b2 = c2 then write the following with the spaces removed: a < sup > 2 < /sup > + b < sup >2 < / sup > = c < sup > 2 < / sup >
Level 75
May 13, 2023
Everyone here is listed by surname except your M answer which goes by his first name, which threw me off.
Level 63
May 13, 2023
I didn't notice it was an A-Z quiz so probably missed a couple that I could have guessed. Also took me forever to get Logie-Baird. I kept writing Bogie-Laird.
Level 75
May 13, 2023
Galileo was not condemned to death, but to imprisonment, which was commuted into house arrest (Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake however). Also, he was not condemned for blasphemy, but for being "vehemently suspect of heresy".
Level 72
May 13, 2023
Osama bin Laden shouldn’t be under L, because ‘Laden’ or ‘bin Laden’ is a patronymic, not a surname in the Western sense. His full name was Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden al-Qahtani, with al-Qahtani being the hereditary surname. Potentially a better answer for ‘Q’ than Dennis Quaid. But Quaid did star in Lindsey Lohan’s debut ‘The Parent Trap,’ as well as GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ and even appeared in an episode of SpongeBob Squarepants, so I certainly won’t dispute his own historical significance.
Level 77
May 13, 2023
Along the same lines, I'm not sure William of Orange belongs where he is either.
Level 45
Oct 13, 2023
Hello. I'm Mr. Orange. But you can call me Bill."