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People in History A-Z #7

Name the historical figure for each letter of the alphabet.
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Last updated: November 16, 2018
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A
King of Spain, 1874-85
Alfonso XII
B
The 'Godfather of Soul'
James Brown
C
Notorious American gangster during the prohibition era
Al Capone
D
English Explorer who defeated the Spanish Armada
Sir Francis Drake
E
Columbian drug lord, head of the Medellin Cartel
Pablo Escobar
F
Inventor of the electronic television
Philo Farnsworth
G
The last leader of the Soviet Union before its dissolution
Mikhail Gorbachev
H
Theoretical physicist known for his predictions concerning black holes
Stephen Hawking
I
One of the ten Attic orators and rhetoric opponent of Plato
Isocrates
J
Retired American basketball player who played for the Chicago Bulls
Michael Jordan
K
Pharoh who commissioned, and is buried in, the Great Pyramid of Giza
Khufu
L
Wife of Napoleon and Empress of France between 1810-1814
Marie Louise
M
English poet who wrote 'Paradise Lost'
John Milton
N
Russian author of 'Lolita'
Vladimir Nabokov
O
Abstract artist whose paintings look suspiciously like vaginas
Georgia O'Keeffe
P
English surgeon who first described the symptoms of a disease later named after him
James Parkinson
Q
Muslim Brotherhood philosopher often viewed as inspiration for al-Qaeda
Sayyid Qutb
R
Original Superman actor paralysed in a horse riding accident
Christopher Reeve
S
Greek philosopher and teacher of Plato who prized virtue
Socrates
T
Serbian scientist/electrician who worked for and later competed against Thomas Edison
Nikola Tesla
U
Drummer for Metallica
Lars Ulrich
V
Aggresive Romanian leader who inspired Stoker's 'Dracula'
Vlad the Impaler
W
28th President of the USA
Woodrow Wilson
X
Chinese human rights activist and political prisoner
Liu Xiaobo
Y
English philanthropist and namesake of a renowned American university
Elihu Yale
Z
French footballer known for headbutting
Zinédine Zidane
3 Comments
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Level 37
Aug 23, 2018
The "original" superman was George Reeves (who played him on TV in the '50s).
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Level 68
Mar 4, 2021
Columbian should be changed to Colombian, but good quiz.
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Level 68
Mar 4, 2021
Also, O'Keeffe wasn't exactly an abstract painter.