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

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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?

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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Woodrow Wilson
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Martin Luther King Jr.

6 of 50Choose Your Answer:

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

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

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Leonardo da Vinci
Pablo Picasso
Vincent van Gogh

8 of 50Choose Your Answer:

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

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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Leonardo da Vinci
Claude Monet
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 ___.

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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Albert Einstein
Niels Bohr
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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Jesus Christ
John the Baptist

18 of 50Choose Your Answer:

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

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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Abraham Lincoln
Lyndon Johnson
Oliver Cromwell

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

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John Lennon
Elvis Presley
Michael Jackson

22 of 50Choose Your Answer:

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

23 of 50Choose Your Answer:

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

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

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Queen Esther
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Clarice

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?
James Watt
Steve Jobs
Bill Gates

28 of 50Choose Your Answer:

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

29 of 50Who is this historical figure?

Catherine de’ Medici
Eleanor Roosevelt
Lise Meitner

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?
Thomas Edison
Alexander Graham Bell
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
Isabella Bird
Bessie Coleman

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
Oscar Wilde
John Steinbeck

39 of 50Choose Your Answer:

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

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

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Andrea Dworkin
Joan Robinson
Marie Antoinette

41 of 50Who painted Starry Night?

Vincent van Gogh
Claude Monet
Pablo Picasso

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

44 of 50Choose Your Answer:

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

45 of 50What was Cleopatra known for?

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

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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Audrey Hepburn
Grace Kelly
Veronica Lake

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
Neil Armstrong
Michael Faraday
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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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