Name That Historical Person!

 History is made of two principle things - Events and people. This quiz is all about the people of history, the names that became household and are still known today, whether for fame or infamy. Can you tell us which historical person each of these are? Check out the answers in the end to see images of the people in question.
 
 
This famous actor was referred to as "The King of Hollywood" and acted for 37 years and in 60 films. He died in 1960.
Clark Gable
Marlon Brando
Gary Cooper
Humphrey Bogart
 
 
This Spanish painter is credited with inventing Cubism and his most valued painting is called "The Old Guitarist"
Pablo Picasso
Salvador Dali
Claude Monet
Rembrandt
 
 
This poet died in 2014, after writing 7 autobiographies, 3 books of essays, several books of poetry and a lifetime of being a civil rights activist.
Maya Angelou
Sylvia Plath
Robert Frost
Walt Whitman
 
 
This man controlled the biggest empire in history, valued culture and learning, and was the only one to breach the great Wall of China.
Genghis Khan
Attila the Hun
Hannibal Barka
Alexander the Great
 
 
Which philosopher said the famous quote: "Cogito, ergo sum" (I think, therefore I am)?
René Descartes
Plato
Immanuel Kant
Friedrich Nietzsche
 
 
This author, today famous, was rejected at the time and committed suicide at the age of 40. He didn't want his books published but they were after his death.
Franz Kafka
Ernest Hemingway
Gerard de Nerval
Hunter S Thompson
 
 
This children's nursery rhyme needed help from all the kings horses and all the kings men, but they all failed
Humpty Dumpty
The Little Match Girl
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
The Old Woman that Lived in a Shoe
 
 
Who said the famous words: "Veni, Vidi, Vici" - (I Came, I Saw, I Conquered)?
Alexander the Great
Attila the Hun
Julius Caesar
Marcus Aurelius
 
 
This man did not invent the car, but he was the first to make it affordable for regular families with his 'Model T'
Henry Ford
Alexander Graham Bell
Nikola Tesla
Thomas Edison
 
 
This French warrior believed they were chosen by God to lead the French against the English, and ended up being burned at the stake
Joan of Arc
Spartacus
Galvarino
Louis XIV
 
 
In 1958, this Jazz Singer became the first black woman to ever win a Grammy award, which she won twice that year.
Ella Fitzgerald
Diana Ross
Tina Turner
Billie Holiday
 
 
This dictator was president for 8 years and ruled by mass repression, corruption and nepotism. He was overthrown and exiled to Saudi Arabia
He ruled Uganda from 1971 to 1979
Idi Amin
Manuel Noriega
Fulgencio Batista
Kim Il-sung
 
Perhaps Try Again
Oh dear, it appears that your results aren't as great as we'd hoped. However, we're sure that with a little more care and attention you'll be able to get much better results on your next attempt. While many people find it easy to disregard what happened in the past, wise men know that there's much to be learned from it. As Napoleon Bonaparte once said, "There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run, the sword will always be conquered by the spirit."
 
Good Job!
Give yourself a pat on the back! Your results show that you know your historical figures quite well. While you didn't get a perfect score, you show enough enthusiasm for the subject matter to be considered an amateur historian, and with further study you could quite easily become an expert. It's important to keep history alive within our hearts, so that no more innocent people have to suffer at the merciless hands of evil. In the words of Napoleon Bonaparte, "Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them."
 
You ACED It!
Congratulations, your results are impeccable, and show that you know the history of Europe from the inside-out, from every perspective imaginable. Remembering names and figures is what you do best, which is why you'd make an absolutely superb historian. Without people like you, we'd be cursed to keep repeating the same historical mistakes over and over again. In the words of Napoleon Bonaparte, "The truest wisdom is a resolute determination."
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