Quiz: Can You Successfully Name These Historic Figures?
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Can You Successfully Name These Historic Figures?
By: Mark Laufgraben
Image: Pete Souza, Official White House photographer

About This Quiz

Most people go through their lives trying to survive in the face of the challenges of everyday existence. Only a few ever try to rise above their lot, and fewer still actually make changes that impact the course of human civilization. What is it about these men and women? Were they brilliant? Audacious? Connected?  Destined? Or were they simply more lucky than everyone else, a case of being in the right place at the right time?

Surely the reality is a mix of all of these things and more. One thing they all had, however, was a tireless dedication to their chosen causes: whether the creation of great or the commanding of mighty nations, they left their marks on the manifold peoples and cultures of the globe. Here you will find extraordinary artists, brilliant leaders of men and women, scientists and philosophers of dizzying intellect, each of them unique and each of them having enormous impact upon the fate of the world. 

Seize the day! Now is the time to prove your knowledge of these incredible men and women, and rise to face the challenges of our quiz. We have hints to aid you as necessary, but does a master of the extraordinary such as yourself even need them? Take a breath and get ready to face your fate!

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Can you name this historic figure?
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Which historic woman is this?
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Do you recognize this historic figure?
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Which historic figure do you see here?
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Which historic person is here?
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Which historic personage do you see in this picture?
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Which historically important person is this?
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Which historic figure do you see here?
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Which person from history is this?
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Which historic figure is proudly shown here?
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Which historic ruler is this?
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Which historical figure is here?
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Which historic person do you see here?
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Which famous figure from history is this?
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Which historic personage is this?
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Which historic person is this?
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Which historic person is this?
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Which famous historic person do you see here?
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Which important historic person is portrayed here?
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Which famed historic person is this?
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Which famed historic man is this?
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What historic person is shown here?
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What important person from history is this?
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Which major figure do you see here?
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Who is this person of historic significance?
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Which historic person is pictured?
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Which historic individual is shown here?
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Which person from history do you see?
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Which historic individual is here portrayed?
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Can you name this person from history?
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