Great Men of History

On International Men's Day 2018, enjoy this quiz of great men of history who may inspire us.
Quiz by HelveticaBold
Last updated: December 8, 2018
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First submittedNovember 19, 2018
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French biologist and chemist who made immense strives in the fields of prevention and cure of disease, known for treating milk and wine to stop bacterial infection
Louis Pasteur
German/Austrian musician who composed several great symphonies, concertos and sonatas, despite being deaf most of his life
Ludwig van Beethoven
Greek teacher, one of the first moral philosophers, and brain behind the method of 'elenchus'
Roman emperor who ended the Crisis of the Third Century
US president who abolished slavery and won the Civil War
Abraham Lincoln
Welsh Mathematician who invented the equals sign (=), and introduced the plus sign (+) and pi symbol to mathematics
Robert Recorde
Longest reigning emperor of China and founder of the 'era of prosperity'
Kangxi Emperor
American actor, voice of Dick Dasterdly, Tigger, and Gargamel, and inventor of many things including an artificial heart
Paul Winchell
Spanish surrealist artist, famous for his melting clocks and pet anteater
Salvador Dali
Prussian philosopher, naturalist and explorer, first person to comment on human induced climate change as early as 1800, has more species and places named after him than anyone else
Alexander von Humboldt
Ming Dynasty eunuch, admiral of 300 of the largest wooden ships ever built
Admiral Zheng He
Three Ukrainian technicians at the Chernobyl plant who sacrificed themselves to prevent a steam explosion and saved millions of lives
Valeri Bezpalov
Boris Baranov
Alexei Ananenko
US founding father who invented bifocals, the lightning rod, and the glass harmonica
Benjamin Franklin
Level 65
Nov 20, 2018
Some interesting choices of great men. Couple of issues.... two of the questions appear to be missing (not that I'd have known them anyway judging by the answers) and I'm quite confident that Beethoven was German. He was certainly born in Germany anyway!
Level 71
Nov 20, 2018
These are just some people I personally admire (-: I think the two missing questions you mean are the ones that come under the question where there are three answers (the three Ukrainians). I'm not sure if I'm just being thick but it seems the 'merge cell' button in the quiz editor has disappeared. And as for Beethoven I meant to put German/Austrian, since he was indeed born in Germany but lived in Austria most of his life and accomplished his great works there. But then of course in those days the map of Germany was a huge confusing mess compared to today :-)
Level 71
Dec 8, 2018
Yaay I managed to fix it.