Who Is Your Historical Doppelgänger?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Who Is Your Historical Doppelgänger?
Image: Collage; The Wright Brothers, Elizabeth I, Dido Belle Lindsay

About This Quiz

Has anyone ever told you that you have an old soul? Well, that may just be because you remind them of someone who belongs in the past. Sometimes, we’re even compared to actual people in the past, sometimes because of how we look or dress and other times because of how we act. And although a doppelganger is usually someone who looks exactly like you, we’re going to use the term loosely here and add in someone who also acts like you. Are you ready to find out who that person from the past is? Do you know who your historical doppelganger is?

Are you Elizabeth I? No one made more waves when it comes to English history than this woman. Or would you be Lord Byron? He was a complicated one who was as passionate as he was moody. What about the Wright Brothers? Their careers took flight, literally, and made it easier for other humans to soar (not so literally). Are you Dido Belle Lindsay? She made her moves behind the scenes and was able to accomplish a lot without many people knowing.

So if you’re curious to find out if you ruled an ancient empire, if you discovered something invaluable or if you caused one of the greatest wars of all time, take this quiz!

Do you blaze a trail in your field?
Naturally
Not really
I invent a field.
In my way

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Do you go against the grain?
I define the grain.
Yes, whether or not it is a good idea.
Yes, when I have to.
It always ends up happening, yes.

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Do you need all the credit?
Of course
And then some
I'm happy to share.
No

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Do you stand out in a crowd?
Yes
Yes, but for bad reasons.
Sometimes
Yes, but not on purpose.

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Do you think having diverse decision makers in the room leads to better decisions?
It clearly does, I have proven it.
I don't worry about that.
No
I think so.

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Are you afraid of heights?
No
I never checked.
I love them.
Yes, but my fear does not stop me.

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Are you willing to go along to get along?
No, they can all go along with me.
Once in a while
No
When I must.

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Do people find you threatening?
Yes, they should.
No, but they should.
No, and nor should they.
Yes, but they shouldn't.

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How creative are you?
Not really
Totally
Very
A little

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Are you tech savvy?
No
Actively not
Totally
A little

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Do you intend to conquer the world?
Of course
I shall conquer the world of romance!
Only in my field
No, that's dumb.

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Do you care about the little people?
Yes, they are all my people.
Yes, they need a savior.
Yes, but they are not a priority.
Honestly I am offended by the idea that anyone is little.

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Do you get on with your family?
LOL, no.
No, I was awful to them so I deserve it.
Yes, we are peas in a pod.
Yes, we fight but we love each other.

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Do you know how to party?
Totally
I am the party.
Sometimes
I hate parties.

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If you get rich, how will it happen?
Inheritance
I'll inherit it then squander it.
Invention
Marriage

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What one thing would you buy if you had all the money?
More armies
More houses
More tools
More people's freedom and education

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Do you find it hard to commit to a single cause?
I do not have the option of doing that.
Yes
No, I am single-minded.
I used to but then I grew up.

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Do you consider yourself lucky?
Fairly
No, I am the unluckiest.
I make my own luck.
Supremely

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Do you mind offending everyone?
I kind of like it.
I love it.
I don't like it.
I hate it, but I do it when I must.

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What's your personal style?
Pure glamor
Dandyish
Salt of the earth
Georgian belle

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How do you feel about your hair?
It is a masterpiece.
I don't care about my hair but I do treasure the locks of hair my lovers give me.
I don't feel strongly.
I love my hair because it shows people where I come from.

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Do you feel like you fit in well in the modern world?
I define it, so yes, it suits me.
Not really, tech scares me.
Totally.
Yes, much better than in the past.

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Do you fear failure?
Yes
I should, but I don't.
No
I don't frame my life that way.

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Do you mind being talked about behind your back?
It's when they stop talking that I worry.
I love it.
It's good, it means I'm famous!
I hate it.

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What languages do you speak?
Latin, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Greek, Spanish, English
English
English, French

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Who is your enemy?
France
Tyranny
Gravity
Oppression

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Who is your friend?
Spain, usually
My buddy from school
My brother
My boo

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What is your downfall?
I do not trust anyone.
I bite off more than I can chew.
I overreach.
People don't give me a chance because of how I look.

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Have you ever beaten the odds?
Constantly
Not really
Sometimes
Just once, but it was a biggie.

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How important is fame to you?
It is inherent to my job.
Very, it means everyone likes me.
Very, it means I won.
Not at all

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