50 Historical People That Everyone Should Know. Can You Name Them All?

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Only history buffs please!

There are some incredible historical figures to think about! Do you remember all of them on the top of your head?

 Dec 20, 2018

1 of 50Which historical figure is captured in this photo?

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James Monroe
John F. Kennedy
John Quincy Adams

2 of 50True or False:

Betsy Ross is the first woman known to sew the American flag.

3 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Between 356–323 BC, ___ was the King of Macedonia.
Alexander the Great

4 of 50The mother of Jesus is known as the virgin ___.

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5 of 50He was known for having a dream.

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Martin Luther King Jr.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson

6 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Which historical figure wrote Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo & Juliet?
Mark Twain
Ernest Hemingway
William Shakespeare

7 of 50"The Weeping Woman" was painted by ___.

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Vincent van Gogh
Leonardo da Vinci
Pablo Picasso

8 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Who was known for being a scientist who studied radioactivity?
Ada Lovelace
Emmeline Pankhurst
Marie Curie

9 of 50Who is this historically iconic star?

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Marilyn Monroe
Audrey Hepburn
Grace Kelly

10 of 50Mona Lisa was painted by the famous ___.

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Claude Monet
Leonardo da Vinci
Salvador Dali

11 of 50True or False:

The Disney princess Pocahontas is actually based off of a true historic figure.

12 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Who is known to have written the Allegory of the Cave?

13 of 50Known for being the first president of the United States, this is ___.

George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Benedict Arnold

14 of 50True or False:

Joan of Arc was nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans".

15 of 50Who is known for having an IQ of 160 and for inventing the refrigerator?

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Niels Bohr
Albert Einstein
Sigmund Freud

16 of 50True or False:

Margaret Thatcher was known for refusing to give up her seat on the bus due to her skin color.

17 of 50What is the name of this historical figure?

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John the Baptist
Jesus Christ

18 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Mozart was known for ___.
Being a presidential candidate during the later years of the 1700s
Being an activist for women's rights
Being a prolific and influential music composer during the classical era

19 of 50True or False:

Galileo is known for discovering the laws of gravity and motion.

20 of 50Who was known for abolishing slavery everywhere in the United States?

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Lyndon Johnson
Abraham Lincoln
Oliver Cromwell

21 of 50Who was known as “The King of Rock 'n' Roll”?

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Elvis Presley
Michael Jackson
John Lennon

22 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Britain’s first female prime minister was ___.
Mary Wollstonecraft
Angela Burdett-Coutts
Margaret Thatcher

23 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Coco Chanel was known for being ___.
A French fashion designer and a business woman
The first women to lead the American feminist movement
The first woman to petition for a divorce from her husband

24 of 50___ ___ currently holds the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

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Queen Elizabeth
Queen Clarice
Queen Esther

25 of 50True or False:

Amelia Earhart was the first women in history to fly solo across the Atlantic.

26 of 50True or False:

Muhammad Ali is known for his stance on LGBTQ rights in America.

27 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Who was known for creating Apple?
Steve Jobs
James Watt
Bill Gates

28 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Who was known for being a famous African-American poet in the 20th century?
Indira Gandhi
Zora Neale Hurston
Katharine Graham

29 of 50Who is this historical figure?

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Eleanor Roosevelt
Lise Meitner
Catherine de’ Medici

30 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Orville Wright and _______ Wright are brothers who invented and flew the world's first successful airplane.

31 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Who was known for creating light bulbs?
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison
Adam Smith

32 of 50Choose Your Answer:

What philosopher was known for writing Metaphysics, Rhetoric, and Poetics?
Immanuel Kant

33 of 50This actress is impersonating what historic female figure?

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Jackie Kennedy
Bessie Coleman
Isabella Bird

34 of 50Who sponsored the development of the automobile assembly lines?

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Jesse Owens
Bill Gates
Henry Ford

35 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Who invented the first working telephone?
Simon Bolivar
Mark Twain
Alexander Graham Bell

36 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Who is known for composing Für Elise, Violin Concerto, and Symphony Number 5?

37 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Who is the Founding Father and author of The Declaration of Independence?
Woodrow Wilson
Nelson Mandela
Thomas Jefferson

38 of 50Who is this historical figure?

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Malcolm X
John Steinbeck
Oscar Wilde

39 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Jane Austen was known for ___.
Being an 18th-century female novelist
Being the first woman to vote in America
Giving birth to over twenty children

40 of 50This actress is portraying what historic female figure?

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Joan Robinson
Marie Antoinette
Andrea Dworkin

41 of 50Who painted Starry Night?

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Claude Monet
Pablo Picasso
Vincent van Gogh

42 of 50True or False:

Babe Ruth is famous for his excellent skills in the sport of tennis.

43 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Frida Kahlo was known for ___.
Painting famous artwork and self portraits
Being a martyr for the Catholic faith
Marrying a Russian prince before the age of 18

44 of 50Choose Your Answer:

Why is Susan B. Anthony considered a historical figure?
She was a Japanese poet and novelist
She was a Dutch athlete and Olympian
She was an American women's rights activist during the suffrage movement

45 of 50What was Cleopatra known for?

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Living until the age of 101 years old
Ending three separate wars
Being a female Egyptian pharaoh

46 of 50What is the name of this historical figure?

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Benjamin Franklin
George Orwell
William Penn

47 of 50Best known for her movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's", this actress is ___ ___.

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Paramount Pictures
Veronica Lake
Audrey Hepburn
Grace Kelly

48 of 50True or False:

Charles Darwin is known for writing down the theory of evolution and natural selection.

49 of 50Choose Your Answer:

What was Nelson Mandela known for?
He was an animal rights servant
He was the leader of the Catholic church during 1968
He was a peace activist, philanthropist, and President of South Africa

50 of 50True or False:

Neil Armstrong was the first man to land on the moon.
Richard Branson
Michael Faraday
Neil Armstrong
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

History is filled with some of the greatest heroes of all time. Geniuses in the science world like Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, Galileo Galilei, and Charles Darwin have opened so many doorways for a greater future! Famous inventors like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Nikola Tesla, and The Wright brothers have made their impact on the world as well. While, famous artists like Pablo Picasso, Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and Claude Monet have painted some of history’s best artwork! Famous celebrities like Elvis Presley, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, and Nancy Sinatra made history for their roles in the entertainment industry. Athletes like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Jim Thorpe, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, and Sugar Ray Robinson made history through the sports they were so talented at! Presidents in history who everyone can easily recall are obviously George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and James Madison. Historical philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates were known for their extreme profound ways of thinking. Biblical figures in history stand out for many of us too-- we all think about Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mother Mary! Famous writers like William Shakespeare, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway went down in history for their historical texts! There are a lot of famous women in history as well! Some of those women are Betsy Ross, Margaret Thatcher, and Rosalind Franklin. However, if you were asked a fact about their impact on the world or shown a picture of their face, would you be able to recognize them? Well, now is your chance!

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