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People Born on Islands

Can you name the islands on which these famous people were born?
Includes one fictional character - guess which :)
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: December 16, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 12, 2018
Times taken36,951
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Person
Island
Fidel Castro
Cuba
Usain Bolt
Jamaica
Edmund Hillary
North Island
Jackie Chan
Hong Kong
Napoleon
Corsica
J.K. Rowling
Great Britain
Barack Obama
Oahu
Person
Island
Björk
Iceland
Hirohito
Honshu
Ricky Martin
Puerto Rico
Bono
Ireland
Rihanna
Barbados
Rafael Nadal
Mallorca
Jay-Z
Long Island
Person
Island
Sappho
Lesbos
Theodore Roosevelt
Manhattan
Søren Kierkegaard
Zealand
Wyclef Jean
Hispaniola
Archimedes
Sicily
Mr. Miyagi
Okinawa
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Level 85
Jan 14, 2018
Fun and cool
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Level 69
Jan 14, 2018
Nice job, WolfCam! This was a fun one.
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2018
Thanks!
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Level 81
Jan 14, 2018
Huh, I just posted this. Did you just copy my quiz and change some of the hints? o_O
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Level 60
Jan 14, 2018
No, look at the dates. You posted yours today, this was made possibly earlier and featured yesterday.
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2018
This was made January 13th evening, but late enough that the Website thought it was the 14th.
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Level 81
Jan 14, 2018
Sorry, I don't get it. I created the original on Jan 11 and it was submitted on Jan 13. Not sure why the date on the quiz says Jan 14, but it's clearly not a coincidence that this one has the same title and literally 8 of the same exact hints/answers.
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2018
Check out my "Recent Quizzes page" it clearly shows that this quiz was made on January 12th. It was just featured on January 14th.
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Level ∞
Jan 15, 2018
It looks like a coincidence. I personally added some of the answers (Søren Kierkegaard, Sappho, and Archimedes) and I can promise I never saw your quiz @jafe. In any case, I am now subscribed to your account so I won't miss any of your new quizzes.
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Level 81
Jan 17, 2018
Pretty unbelievable :S Oh well, I'll remove the duplicate answers from my quiz and change them to something else. That way we'll at least have two distinct quizzes.
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Level 23
Jun 24, 2020
i didn't know that hong kong is an island
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Level 76
Jun 25, 2020
The entirety of Hong Kong is not an island, but there is an island in Hong Kong called Hong Kong
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Level 39
Feb 8, 2021
That’s definitely not confusing
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Level 62
Jan 15, 2018
I didn't know Kenya was an island
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Level ∞
Jan 15, 2018
https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/april-fools-quiz
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Level 62
Jan 15, 2018
Ha that's a very entertaining quiz. I hope you do one every year for April Fools. Very lively comments too since not everybody realized the answers weren't factual
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Level 51
Jun 24, 2020
Hahahahahahaha
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Level 68
Jun 26, 2020
its not
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Level 68
Jan 15, 2018
Fun quiz. Loved it, thanks.
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Level 82
Jan 15, 2018
Zanzibar is definitely missing, or you could find enough people for a second part (without repeating islands ).
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Level 59
Mar 26, 2018
No it's not, because the person who set the quiz decided not to include it.
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Level 72
Jan 16, 2018
I kept thinking, 'I swear Wyclef is from Haiti, why won't it work'. Face palm.

First two columns were quite straight forward, the last one well and truly sunk me.

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Level 68
Jun 26, 2020
Haiti is not an island, Hispaniola is the island that haiti is on
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Level 57
Mar 28, 2022
Yes that is exactly the point thank you for pointing that out though I would not have guessed otherwise
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Level 76
Jul 31, 2023
Thus Algernon's facepalming, yes.
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Level 46
Feb 19, 2024
I don't know who that is but I heard his name and thought it sounded like a Southern/Texas country singer so I was racking my brain trying to think of where a person from those Southern states could be born. I thought V I perhaps? Close but no cigar. I knew the fugees they are from my generation but I wasn't into them.
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Level 72
Jan 16, 2018
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was born on the island of Madiera - in case you decide to do a sequel quiz.
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Level 60
Jun 26, 2020
Madeira
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Level 86
Jan 20, 2018
Manhattan and Long almost got me.
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Level 75
Mar 26, 2018
They did get me. Time for a cuppa before I continue.
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Level 89
Oct 7, 2018
Manhattan was still truly an island when Teddy Roosevelt was born there. Long Island was in no way different from the mainland when Jay-Z came along.
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Level 92
Mar 9, 2018
With the recent popularity of the musical, I expected Alexander Hamilton to be on the list. But then again, I guess the musical never mentions Nevis by name.
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Level 88
Mar 26, 2018
Bruce Lee is more famous for being born in Hong Kong than Jackie Chan
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Level 43
Mar 26, 2018
Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco
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Level 82
Mar 26, 2018
Which makes the fact that he's famous for being born in Hong Kong all the more impressive!!
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Level 79
Jun 26, 2020
He's not famous for being born in Hong Kong.
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Level 82
Jun 28, 2020
The same way that Sinbad isn't famous for starring in Shazaam?
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Level 51
Jun 24, 2020
Should do Lamma island next door to Hong Kong, birthplace of Chow Yun Fat.
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Level 46
Feb 19, 2024
Jackie Chan is now more famous to several generations than Bruce Lee. I'm not even Gen Z and he's more well known to my generation. Lee died I believe in the 1970s. His son was known for a while for a great film he did but Bruce Lee is waning in popularity among those who are not die hard martial arts fans .
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Level 31
Mar 26, 2018
Teacher: Can you name what nationality Napoleon was? Student: Corsican!
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Level 72
Oct 11, 2023
Fun fact: The French conquered Corsica only mere months before Napoleon was born, so he was just barely a natural born French citizen. Hell, his mother even fought French forces while pregnant with him. If he was born slightly earlier, or the French conquered it later, he might have been Genoese. Genoa sold Corsica to the French after they realised they wouldn't be able to hold onto it anymore. During his early life, he was a Corsican Nationalist until he turned his loyalties towards France.
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Level 46
Feb 19, 2024
" His mother fought french forces while pregnant with him " Wow, That explains a lot. Lol
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Level 90
Mar 26, 2018
Freaking North Island. I spent 2 minutes typing every island I could think of in the Empire/Commonwealth even though I knew he was a kiwi. After minutes I realized my errors even though I had no problem with the other "tricky" ones.
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Level 80
Mar 26, 2018
Freddie Mercury would be a good addition.
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Level 46
Feb 19, 2024
Yes.
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Level 69
Mar 26, 2018
I kept typing Kenya even though I knew it wasn't an island.
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Level 34
Mar 26, 2018
Rihanna <3
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2018
Is Jay-Z the fictional character?
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Level 46
Feb 19, 2024
Lol!
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Level 47
Mar 26, 2018
I think I can spot the fictional one because it sounds like a prefecture in Japan.
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Level 57
Jun 24, 2020
It is both the name of the prefecture and the name of the largest island within said prefecture (as well as the name of a city on the island, just to complicate things further haha) so the island is real, but only the person is fictional
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Level 27
Mar 26, 2018
can you allow GB for great britain
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Level 62
Jun 24, 2020
how about you stop being so damned lazy and type Great Britian
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Level 60
Oct 11, 2023
It's reasonable because it's usually accepted.
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Level 86
Mar 26, 2018
For Rowling, I spent a full minute randomly guessing anything that I thought could be the name of an island surrounding Great Britain, and then I finally remembered that Great Britain is, itself, an island. Facepalm.
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Level 70
Jun 24, 2020
I never got to that point, I was typing all the Scottish Islands I could remember, got as far out as St kilda, never thought to type Great Britain in...grrr, I feel like Dominic Raab, forgetting that I live on an island
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Level 77
Feb 11, 2023
Pretty impressive to have got as far as St Kilda - I don't think that anyone has been born there since 1930, so unless JK Rowling is now 93............
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Level 58
Jun 29, 2020
I didn't figure it out. I even tried Canvey Island!
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Level 48
Mar 30, 2018
So I just feel a need to point this out that Jay-Z is born in Brooklyn. While yes, this is technically on Long Island in practical terms people from Brooklyn and Queens say they are from Brooklyn or Queens or NYC. Typically if you say to someone that you're from "Long Island" it means you're from Nassau or Suffolk Counties. So maybe a choice like Mariah Carey or someone should be used instead.
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Level 89
Jun 24, 2020
"While yes, this is technically on Long Island".....I always find it hilarious when people refuse to believe that Brooklyn and Queens are a part of Long Island. Sure, there may be (extremely) minor cultural differences, but an island is an island.
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Level 76
Jun 24, 2020
This is a weird distinction to try and make on a quiz like this. Brooklyn is inarguably, 100% on an island. That island is called Long Island.
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Level 57
Jun 24, 2020
That's kind of what makes the quiz fun though. See also the Haiti/Hispaniola comments among many others.
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Level 46
Feb 19, 2024
Yes this is true. But Brooklyn and Queens are technically on Long Island, regardless of how we think of them. So I guess it works. But when I saw Long Island as a native New Yorker, I thought he was born in Roslyn or Longbeach not in my city. I consider the two islands of NYC, Manhattan and the weird borough, Staten island.lol. And I also agree that Mariah Carey or the Gottis are more stereotypically Long Giland lol!
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Level 78
Nov 20, 2018
What about Cristiano Ronaldo ?
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Level 89
Dec 21, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo would be an interesting addition?
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Level 52
Dec 15, 2019
This was nice. If you ever update this or make part two you could add Cristiano Ronaldo (Madeira), Barnabas (Cyprus), Ingmar Bergman (Gotland), Knud Rasmussen (Greenland) and Freddie Mercury (Sanzibar).
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Level 46
Feb 19, 2024
Who is knud?
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Level 66
Jun 24, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo?
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Level 60
Jun 24, 2020
I second this.
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Level 79
Jun 24, 2020
Very nice quiz
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Level 60
Jun 24, 2020
I still don't understand how Manhattan is an island.
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Level 89
Jun 24, 2020
It's land surrounded by water. That's how.
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Level 78
Jun 24, 2020
The Hudson River is on the west, the East River is on the east, and the Harlem River is on the northeast. The ways to get to the rest of NYC is to swim (not recommended), take a ferry, or cross a bridge.
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Level 76
Jun 24, 2020
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Level 75
Jun 24, 2020
I've taken the Circle Line Tour around it. If it wasn't an island they would have called it the Arc Line Tour.
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Level 46
Feb 19, 2024
I was born there. It is surrounded on all sides by water. Just look at a satellite pic.
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Level 75
Jun 24, 2020
Got all but one in about a minute and then spent the rest of my time guessing every Greek island I could think of for Archimedes.
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Level 76
Jun 24, 2020
Edmund Hillary was a Kiwi!? I didn't even know!
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Level 79
Jun 26, 2020
I just missed Zealand (I failed to remember the main island of Denmark) and Okinawa (didn't know who Miyagi was, but tried guessing Japanese islands).
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Level 43
Jun 27, 2020
Wow! Great quiz!
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Level 37
Apr 29, 2021
why isn't Cristiano Ronaldo on here. he was born on madeira
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Level 78
Aug 30, 2021
This list can't possibly include everyone born on an island
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Level 66
Aug 30, 2021
No, actually this is a complete list of every human being who has ever been born on an island.
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Level 57
Mar 28, 2022
Because...it's not required?
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Level 57
Mar 28, 2022
I like how there's all real people and then there's just Mr. Miyagi
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Level 50
Oct 11, 2023
Great quiz! You should also add Freddie Mercury, born in Zanzibar.
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Level 70
Oct 11, 2023
I came here to suggest the same thing, only to find that while Freddy Mercury was born in Zanzibar, Zanzibar is an archipelago, not an island, and he was actually born on the island of Unguja, which I would have never guessed.
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Level 46
Feb 19, 2024
Yeah, he's given more joy to the world than Ronaldo. And Ronaldo got added.
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Level 44
Oct 16, 2023
HK per se isn't an island but a peninsula + Victoria Island. Otherwise this quizz is original.
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Level ∞
Oct 16, 2023
The quiz is correct.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Island

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Level 82
Apr 5, 2024