Can You Name These Historical Figures?


This is a quiz for the lovers of history! In this quiz there are many of the most famous and infamous historical figures of all times, but how much do we know about them? No one has ever scored over 70% on this quiz!

The historical figures in this quiz are from all over the world and since c. 495 BC and no one has ever managed to get a 100%. This is a tough one for strong players. Good luck!

Who developed the theory of relativity?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Albert Einstein","correct":true},{"answer":"Thomas Edison","correct":false},{"answer":"Franklin D. Roosevelt","correct":false},{"answer":"Sigmund Freud","correct":false}],"answerText":" The answer is Albert Einstein! Einstein was born in 1879 in Germany and his theory became one of the two pillars of modern physics along with quantum mechanics. He died in 1955. ","answerImage":""}

Who is this man? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"John Dillinger","correct":false},{"answer":"Al Capone","correct":true},{"answer":"Bugsy Siegel","correct":false},{"answer":"Tony Soprano","correct":false}],"answerText":" This man is Al Capone, or \"Scarface\" as he was called. He was the most famous American gangster of all time. He was born in New York by Italian immigrant parents in 1899 and died in 1947.  ","answerImage":""}

Can you recognize the man in the painting?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Euripides","correct":false},{"answer":"Christopher Marlowe","correct":false},{"answer":"Thomas Middleton","correct":false},{"answer":"Shakespeare","correct":true}],"answerText":" Shakespeare is one of the most famous English playwriters. He was born in 1564 and died in 1616. Some of his greatest plays are Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. ","answerImage":""}

Who is this artist? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Georgia O'Keeffe","correct":false},{"answer":"Mary Cassatt","correct":false},{"answer":"Remedios Varo","correct":false},{"answer":"Frida Kahlo","correct":true}],"answerText":" Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter who was well known for her self portraits. She was born in 1907 and died in 1954. With her paintings, she fought many stereotypes about gender, class, and race.  ","answerImage":""}

Name the man in the picture

{"answers":[{"answer":"Nelson Mandela","correct":true},{"answer":"Martin Luther King","correct":false},{"answer":"Mohandas Gandhi","correct":false},{"answer":"Morgan Freeman","correct":false}],"answerText":" Nelson Mandela was born in 1918 and he was the president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Mandela was a huge philanthropist and political leader and died in 2013.  ","answerImage":""}

Who is this famous leader? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Joseph Stalin","correct":false},{"answer":"Ho Chi Minh","correct":false},{"answer":"Mao Zedong","correct":true},{"answer":"Che Guevara","correct":false}],"answerText":" Ma Zedong was a Chinese Communist revolutionary who was born in 1893 and died in 1976. He was the founder of the People's Republic of China which ruled from 1949 until his death.  ","answerImage":""}

Who is this brutal man? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Adolf Hitler","correct":true},{"answer":"Sigmund Freud","correct":false},{"answer":"Winston Churchill","correct":false},{"answer":"Ho Chi Minh","correct":false}],"answerText":" Everyone knows who t5his infamous man is. The correct answer is Hitler.  ","answerImage":""}

What is the name of this famous physicist? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Niels Bohr","correct":false},{"answer":"Richard Feynman ","correct":false},{"answer":"Stephen Hawking","correct":true},{"answer":"Isaac Newton","correct":false}],"answerText":" Stephen Hawking was born in 1942 and died in 2018. He was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He also wrote many books with his most famous being \" A Brief History Of Time\". ","answerImage":""}

Name this man

{"answers":[{"answer":"Bill Clinton","correct":false},{"answer":"John F. Kennedy","correct":false},{"answer":"Franklin D. Roosevelt","correct":true},{"answer":"Ronald Reagan","correct":false}],"answerText":" Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in 1882 and died in 1945. He was an American politician who became the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 to 1945.  ","answerImage":""}

Who was the most famous political leader in Athens during its golden age? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Aristotle","correct":false},{"answer":"Pericles","correct":true},{"answer":"Alexander the Great","correct":false},{"answer":"Euripides ","correct":false}],"answerText":" The correct answer is Pericles. He was a very gifted man who was born in c. 495 BC. He started the project of Parthenon and many other structures on Acropolis. He died from the Plague of Athens in 429 BC. ","answerImage":""}

Can you identify this famous man? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Edgar Allan Poe","correct":false},{"answer":"Jimmy Carter","correct":false},{"answer":"Ronald Reagan","correct":false},{"answer":"Richard Nixon","correct":true}],"answerText":" Richard Nixon was born in 1913 and died in 1994. He was the 37th president of the United States, from 1969 to 1974.  ","answerImage":""}

Who is this man?

{"answers":[{"answer":"George Washington Carver","correct":false},{"answer":"Booker T. Washington","correct":true},{"answer":"Nelson Mandela","correct":false},{"answer":"Desmond Tutu","correct":false}],"answerText":" Booker T. Washington was born in 1856 and died in 1915. He was an American educator and author, but most of all he was an adviser for many presidents of the United States.  ","answerImage":""}

Who wrote the famous book "On the Origin of Species"? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Nikola Tesla","correct":false},{"answer":"Dwight Eisenhower","correct":false},{"answer":"Charles Darwin","correct":true},{"answer":"Marie Curie","correct":false}],"answerText":" Charles Darwin was born in 1809 and was an English geologist and biologist. He is well known for his research on evolution. He died in 1882. ","answerImage":""}

Who said the famous phrase “ Let them eat cake ”?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Marie Antoinette","correct":true},{"answer":"Empress Josephine","correct":false},{"answer":"Mary, Queen of Scots","correct":false},{"answer":"Anne of Brittany","correct":false}],"answerText":" Marie Antoinette was born in 1755 and she was the last queen of France before the French Revolution. With this phrase, she mocked the poor people of French that didn't have to eat. She was executed by guillotine in 1793.  ","answerImage":""}

Who is this man? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Vladimir Putin","correct":false},{"answer":"Joseph Stalin","correct":true},{"answer":"George W. Bush","correct":false},{"answer":"Fidel Castro","correct":false}],"answerText":" Joseph Stalin was born in 1878 and he was a Soviet politician and a Communist revolutionary, who ruled the Soviet Union until he died in 1953. ","answerImage":""}

Who is this famous historical figure? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Leo Tolstoy","correct":false},{"answer":"Vladimir Lenin","correct":true},{"answer":"Joseph Stalin","correct":false},{"answer":"Fidel Castro","correct":false}],"answerText":" Vladimir Lenin was born in 1870 and he was a Soviet politician and a Communist revolutionary, who became the head of government of Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. He died in 1924.  ","answerImage":""}

Who made that famous "I have a dream" speech? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Michael Jordan","correct":false},{"answer":"Malcolm X","correct":false},{"answer":"Louis Farrakhan","correct":false},{"answer":"Martin Luther King","correct":true}],"answerText":" The famous \" I Have A Dream\" speech was delivered by the famous activist Martin Luther King J. in 1963 becoming one of the most iconic speeches in American history and a very important moment for the civil rights movement.  ","answerImage":""}

Who made the famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Gwendolyn Brooks","correct":false},{"answer":"Phillis Wheatley","correct":false},{"answer":"Sojourner Truth","correct":true},{"answer":"Harriet Tubman","correct":false}],"answerText":" \"Ain't I a Woman?\" speech was delivered by Sojourner Truth in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron in Ohio. She was fighting for women's rights and as she was born into slavery she became an anti-slavery speaker until she died in 1883.  ","answerImage":""}

Who is this famous man? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Theodore Roosevelt","correct":true},{"answer":"John Adams ","correct":false},{"answer":"Franklin D. Roosevelt","correct":false},{"answer":"Thomas Jefferson","correct":false}],"answerText":" Theodore Roosevelt was born in 1858 and he was the 33rd governor of New York and the 25th Vice President of the United States. He died in 1919.  ","answerImage":""}

Can you identify this man? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Louis X","correct":false},{"answer":"Henry VIII","correct":true},{"answer":"Henry VII","correct":false},{"answer":"Louis XIV","correct":false}],"answerText":" Henry VIII was born in 1491 and he was the King of England from 1509 until he died in 1547. He is famous for his six marriages.  ","answerImage":""}

What is the name of this famous revolutionary? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Che Guevara","correct":true},{"answer":"Joseph Stalin","correct":false},{"answer":"Fidel Castro","correct":false},{"answer":"Nikola Tesla","correct":false}],"answerText":" Che Guevara was born in 1928 and he was an Argentine Marxist Revolutionary, who played an important role in the Cuban Revolution. He was killed in 1967.  ","answerImage":""}

What was the name of Franklin D. Roosevelt's wife? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Eleanor","correct":true},{"answer":"Florence","correct":false},{"answer":"Marie","correct":false},{"answer":"Rosa","correct":false}],"answerText":" Eleanor Roosevelt was born in1884 and she was the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She was a diplomat and an activist.  ","answerImage":""}

What is the name of this great man? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Dwight Eisenhower","correct":false},{"answer":"Thomas Edison","correct":true},{"answer":"Nikola Tesla","correct":false},{"answer":"Albert Einstein","correct":false}],"answerText":" Thomas Edison was born in 1847 and he was an American inventor. He invented electric power generation, sound recording, mass communication, and photography. He died in 1931. ","answerImage":""}

Do you know this famous man? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"Martin Luther King, Jr.","correct":false},{"answer":"Indira Gandhi","correct":false},{"answer":"Mohandas Gandhi","correct":true},{"answer":"Malcolm X","correct":false}],"answerText":" Mohandas Gandhi was born in 1869 and he started as an Indian lawyer until he decided to become an anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist. He died in 1948. ","answerImage":""}

Who was known a "Good Queen Bess"?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Cleopatra","correct":false},{"answer":"Queen Mary I","correct":false},{"answer":"Queen Elizabeth I","correct":true},{"answer":"Queen Victoria","correct":false}],"answerText":" Queen Elizabeth I was born in 1533 and she was the Queen of England and Ireland. She ruled from 1558 until she died in 1603. ","answerImage":""}

Who is this man? 

{"answers":[{"answer":"George Washington","correct":false},{"answer":"William Henry","correct":false},{"answer":"Ulysses S. Grant","correct":false},{"answer":"Robert E. Lee","correct":true}],"answerText":" Robert E. Lee was born in 1807 and he was the commander of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He died in 1870.  ","answerImage":""}