Famous People From History III

Guess the famous historical person
Quiz by Ozchris
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Last updated: March 16, 2014
First submittedMarch 15, 2014
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Average score72.2%
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Year of Birth
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Answer
1874
English Politician/ Soldier/ Historian. Voted 'Greatest Britain of all time', he liked cigars and flicking the 'V' at people. And he looked a bit like a baby.
Winston Churchill
1756
Child genius from Vienna. In the movie he was portrayed as an immature John McEnroe type, murdered by a jealous music rival. (Not true.)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1809
Beardy English Scientist/ Naturalist. His rapper name would probably be 'Chucky D'.
Charles Darwin
1831
Lakota chief who led the Sioux at The Battle of the Little Big Horn. Later he joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show before returning home to be killed by US Indian Agents.
Sitting Bull
1485
Spanish guy who dropped out of uni... and destroyed the Aztec Empire with 500 men. Bloody students!
Hernán Cortés
1902
Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning American author of 'Grapes of Wrath' and 'Of Mice and Men' etc. The FBI harassed him for being a bit leftie.
John Steinbeck
272
He converted the Roman Empire to Christianity. Often ranked as the greatest ever Roman, but this Emperor was an esp. nasty piece of work.
Constantine the Great
1820
Born in Italy, she was 'The Lady with the Lamp'/ Mother of modern nursing. Strangely enough, she was anti-women's rights and spent 60 years in bed.
Florence Nightingale
1870
The Soviet Union's controversial first leader. He liked to sharpen pencils and had a nice selection of hats.
Vladimir Lenin
563 BCE-483 BCE?
Tubby little semi-naked fellow who founded his own religion. His name means 'The Enlightened One'.
Buddha
1929
Precocious little Dutch girl who wrote a diary and then got murdered by the Nazis.
Anne Frank
1395
German inventor of movable type, the printing press and beard ethusiast.
Johannes Gutenberg
519 BCE
Persian (Achaemenid) Emperor who led an unsuccessful invasion of Ancient Greece. In the 300 movies he's portrayed as a giant kinky bald guy.
Xerxes
1961
Voted third 'Greatest Britain of all time' (for some reason.) She married a Prince, slept around a lot, did some charity work and died in a tunnel.
Princess Diana
1881
Little Spanish guy often regarded as the greatest artist of the 20th Century. He painted lots of really good looking women... and made them all look weird. Esp. the cubist stuff.
Pablo Picasso
1452
Last Plantagenet King of England. Shakespeare cast him as a hunchbacked villain. He died at the Battle of Bosworth Field and his body was recently found in a city council car park.
Richard III
1897
WWI fighter ace. In WWII he was the No. 2 Nazi. Head of the Luftwaffe (Air Force). Also an art thief, morphine addict and snappy dresser.
Hermann Göring
1729
Queen during Russia's 'Golden Age', She was a patron of the arts, had lots of lovers and made the lives of most Russians a lot worse.
Catherine the Great
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Level 84
Mar 16, 2014
I thought I had managed to scare you off this site. Pity.

Anyway, Gutenberg and Darwin are not accepted. Some constructive criticism as a welcome back present. And I'll return to my policy of not commenting on your quizzes again now...

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Level 40
Mar 16, 2014
Scary me? You're funny.

Fixed.

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Level 84
Jul 3, 2018
yes, fixed. I hope my little comment train today doesn't undo the good work I previously did.
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Level 44
Jul 1, 2015
I got 90% but this quiz can't really be classed as historical because it includes so much unnecessary judgements.
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Level 44
Jul 1, 2015
Trashing historical figures with ample evidence is fine, but expecting people to use your opinions alongside facts as hints is pretty underhand to be honest.
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Level 80
Aug 18, 2016
Gautama Buddha wasn't tubby or really even semi-naked. You've confused him with Budai. Please correct this.