Important People of the 19th century

A personal pick of some of the most important figures of the 19th century. I tried to pick a variety of people from different backgrounds.
Countries in wich the people were born or most active during their lives
Quiz by willieweihrauch
Last updated: July 16, 2021
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First submittedJuly 15, 2021
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USA (Author)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Germany (Philosopher)
Karl Marx
France (Scientist)
Louis Pasteur
UK (Nurse)
Florence Nightingale
Russia (Explorer)
Nikolai Przhevalsky
Germany (Philosopher)
Friedrich Nietzsche
Russia (Author)
Leo Tolstoy
Germany (Musician)
Ludwig van Beethoven
UK (Author)
Charles Dickens
USA (Inventor)
Thomas Edison
USA (President)
Thomas Jefferson
USA (President)
Andrew Jackson
USA (President)
Abraham Lincoln
USA (General)
Robert Edward Lee
France (Emperor)
Napoleon Bonaparte
Germany (Chancellor)
Otto van Bismarck
UK (Queen)
Russia (Emperor)
Alexander II
Belgium (King)
Leopold II
Greece (Diplomat)
Ioannis Kapodistrias
Italy (King)
Victor Emmanuel II
Turkey (Sultan)
Abdul Hamid II
China (Empress dowager)
China (Rebell)
Hong Xiuquan
Brazil (Emperor)
Pedro II
South Africa (King)
Shaka Zulu
Sudan (Mahdi)
Muhammad Ahmad
Egypt (Governer)
Muhammad Ali Pascha
Nigeria (Caliph)
Usman dan Fodio
Japan (Emperor)
Pakistan (Maharaja)
Ranjit Singh
India (Peshwa)
Nana Saheb
USA (Chief)
USA (Chief)
Sitting Bull
Haiti (Emperor)
Jean Jacques Dessalines
Venezuela (Liberator)
Simon Bolivar
USA (King)
Kamehameha III
Indonesia (Prince)
Spain (Queen)
Isabella II
UK (Scientist)
Charles Darwin
France (Scientist)
Louis Pasteur
Germany (Scientist)
Robert Koch
Italy (Pope)
Pius IX
UK (Explorer)
David Livingstone
Netherlands (Artist)
Vincent van Gogh
South Korea (Emperor)
Germany (Engineer)
Carl Benz
Mexico (Priest)
Miguel Hidalgo
Poland (Musician)
Frederic Chopin
UK (Colonialist)
Cecil Rhodes
Iran (Priest)
India (Reformer)
Ram Mohan Roy
Level 78
Jul 15, 2021
Good quiz - but quite a challenge. One nitpick: for the famous UK explorer, Livingstone is a better answer than Stanley - he not only achieved more, he was simply a nicer guy. Incidentally, there would be plenty of others that could be answers to this category: Speke, Parry, Burton, Ross (two of them), Sturt, Park and Rae to mention just the most famous.
Level 52
Jul 16, 2021
I have exchanged Stanley for Livingstone. I was deciding between the both of them anyways!
Level 46
Jul 15, 2021
Nice quiz ! But, as you want to "include people from different backgrounds", and I'm Polish, I'd suggest adding two prominent Polish people :)

1. Maria Skłodowska-Curie, a great scientist that discovered two new elements and was the first person to describe what radiation is;

2. Fryderyk Chopin, an absolutely astonishing pianist.

I obviously won't take offense if you don't add them.... would be cool if you did tho ;)

Level 52
Jul 16, 2021
Thanks for the suggestion. I had thought about Marie Curie but I had seen that a good amount of her work extended into the 20th century and I tried to focus on 19th century.

Chopin however is a beautiful addition and I have edited the quiz to include him!

Level 46
Jul 18, 2021
Thank you!
Level 87
Jun 16, 2022
Louis Pasteur is on here twice unless my computer is glitching or something
Level 52
Jun 16, 2022
yes I will fix that
Level 71
Jun 16, 2022
As we can see from stats, some "important" people were picked 0 times, so why don't you delete them? And yeah, some of them are really unnecessary, eg prince of Indonesia or Greek diplomat. You should add more leaders of countries because they make a most impact and therefore - are the most important people.
Level 52
Jun 16, 2022
I tried to include people who were important to different parts of the world. It's a shame that people only know the standard European storyline for this century, but that is not doing the 19th century justice
Level 71
Jun 16, 2022
I can rate it only 3 stars