Do You Know Which Time Period These Historical Figures Lived In?

By: Heather Cahill
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About This Quiz

History is full of great thinkers, brilliant military strategies, wise philosophers, ingenious inventors, bold activists, and all sorts of other virtuous people. Of course, being a great person isn't something that happens by accident. You have to have an opportunity to impress, perhaps because your family got an education, or your country was at war (or at peace) at the ideal time, or the key technology that your new business required to function was invented five years before you had your big idea. 

Millions upon millions of marvelous minds have gone to their graves without ever achieving anything significant simply because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's one of the great injustices of history that we'll never know what such people might have done had they happened to be born some other time.

However, what we do know is when many of the great minds we admire were able to excel - and if we know that, we can start to see what factors helped facilitate their rise to greatness. As they say, cometh the hour, cometh the man (or woman). So we'll give you the man (or woman), and you tell us in which hour - or year, or period - they came!

Which time period is Galileo Galilei from?

Galileo Galilei is from the Renaissance. He was born in Italy and he is well-known for being a forward thinker in the realms of astronomy and math.

Which time period is President John F. Kennedy from?

President John F. Kennedy is from the Twentieth Century. He is best-known for being the president of the United States and was tragically assassinated during his presidency.

Which time period is William Shakespeare from?

William Shakespeare is from the Elizabethan Era. He is world famous for being a talented writer who had many plays that are still studied today.

Which time period is Coco Chanel from?

Coco Chanel is from the nineteenth century. She is best-known for being a famous fashion designer who paved way for the fashion industry today.

Which time period is Nikola Tesla from?

Nikola Tesla is from the nineteenth century. He is best-known for being an inventor, especially for his work in electricity involving the alternating current.

Which time period is Napoleon from?

Napoleon is from the Napoleonic Era. He was a leader of the military who was born in 1769 and made his way to the status of emperor.

Which time period is Alexander the Great from?

Alexander the Great is from the Hellenistic Age. He was best-known as the King of Macedonia, but throughout his reign, he also became a Pharoah of Egypt, King of Asia and a King of Persia.

Which time period is Martin Luther from?

Martin Luther is from the Reformation Era. He was best-known for creating the era of Reformation and for being a monk and a preist.

Which time period is Abraham Lincoln from?

Abraham Lincoln is from the nineteenth century. He is best-known for his time as the president of the United States and his assassination during his presidency.

Which time period is Leonardo da Vinci from?

Leonardo da Vinci is from the Renaissance. He was born in Italy and is world famous for being a and artist, scientist, engineer and much more.

Which time period is Mozart from?

Mozart is from the Classical Era. He is best-known for being a talented composer whose compositions are still played and studied today.

Which time period is Genghis Khan from?

Genghis Khan is from the Mongolian Medieval Period. He is best-known for founding the Mongol empire and for his legacy of shaping the years to come after his death.

Which time period is Voltaire from?

Voltaire is from the Enlightenment period. He is best-known for his writing that challenged the philosophies of the time period.

Which time period is Aristotle from?

Aristotle is from Ancient Greece. He was best-known for being a philosopher who was taught by another famous philosopher named Plato.

Which time period is Steve Jobs from?

Steve Jobs is from the twentieth century. He is best-known for his largely successful electronics company called Apple. He was an innovator in his industry.

Which time period is Plato from?

Plato is from the era of Ancient Greece. He was born in 428 BCE and wrote many famous philosophical works. He was taught by Socrates.

Which time period is Marie Antoinette from?

Marie Antoinette is from the Enlightenment period. She is best-known for being France's last queen and for suffering the fate of the guillotine.

Which time period is William the Conqueror from?

William the Conqueror is from Medieval Times. He is best-known for being a king in England and for his formation of systems within the country.

Which time period is Joan of Arc from?

Joan of Arc is from Medieval Times. She is best-known for being a saint and a hero of France. She fought for her country and died for it.

Which time period is George Washington from?

George Washington is from the Federalist Era. He is best-known for being the first president of the United States, elected in 1789.

Which time period is Michelangelo from?

Michelangelo is from the Renaissance. He is best-known for his artistry including paintings. One of his most recognized works is the statue of David.

Which time period is Cleopatra from?

Cleopatra is from Ancient Egypt. She is best-known for being the queen of Egypt. Her full name was Cleopatra VII of Thea Philopator.

Which time period is Constantine from?

Constantine is from Ancient Rome. He is best-known for being the emperor of Rome. He was also the first Roman emperor to practice Christianity.

Which time period is Catherine the Great from?

Catherine the Great is from the Catherinian Era. She is best-known as a ruler in Russia who had the longest reign over the country.

Which time period is Queen Victoria from?

Queen Victoria is from the Victorian Era. She is best-known for being the queen of Britain and for having a large influence on culture during her time, both in Europe and across the sea.

Which time period is Sir Isaac Newton from?

Sir Isaac Newton is from the Enlightenment period. He is best-known for his work in science and the discoveries that he has made.

Which time period is Socrates from?

Socrates is from Ancient Greece. He was the philosopher who taught Plato, who went on to teach Aristotle. He is often credited with being the original Greek philosopher.

Which time period is Charlemagne from?

Charlemagne is from Medieval Times. He is best-known for being a king in Europe and for changing many systems in Europe to become the place we know today.

Which time period is Homer from?

Homer is from Ancient Greece. He is best-known as being a poet in Greece. His most famous works are the "Odyssey" and the "Iliad."

Which time period is Marco Polo from?

Marco Polo is from the Medieval Era. He is best-known for his exploration and travels. He was born in the year of 1254 in Venice.

Which time period is Thomas Jefferson from?

Thomas Jefferson is from the Enlightenment. He is best-known for being a president of the United States among many other political titles throughout his life.

Which time period is Johann Sebastian Bach from?

Johann Sebastian Bach is from the Baroque period. He is best-known for being a famous composer who played for churches, royals and larger performances.

Which time period is King Arthur from?

King Arthur is from Medieval Times. He is best-known for being a king as well as a soldier and he is one of the most-known people from his time period.

Which time period is Archimedes from?

Archimedes is from Ancient Greece. He is best-known for his discoveries in relation to the areas of math and science. He was also very talented in astronomy and physics.

Which time period is Ludwig van Beethoven from?

Ludwig van Beethoven is from the Classical era. He is best-known for being a famous composer from Germany who many consider to be the best.

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