History Quiz

Quiz 13 – Round 6 – History

This week’s history round is all about famous historical characters. We shall give you a brief description of this person from history, you need to tell us who is being described. We have omitted rather important information in some cases to make things more difficult!

1. Born in November 1867 in Warsaw, she was the first woman to win a Nobel prize and was also the first female professor at the ‘Sorbonne’ in Paris.

Marie Curie

2. Born in Portsmouth, England in 1806, this famous engineer created the Great Western Railway

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

3. This Welsh poet was born in 1914 and although best known for his poetry, also recorded radio for the BBC in the 1940s.

Dylan Thomas

4. This English naval administrator and member of parliament was born in February 1633, although he is now more famous for something else he created.

Samuel Pepys

5. This explorer was born in 1874 in County Kildare. In 1916 he reached heroic status when he rescued his crew members when their boat became trapped in ice.

Ernest Shackleton

6. Born in January 1932, this zoologist undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups in Rwanda before she was murdered in 1985.

Dian Fossey

7. Born in Wiltshire in 1632, was one of the most acclaimed English architects and was responsible for the rebuilding of 52 churches after the after the Great Fire of London.

Sir Christopher Wren

8. This wife of Henry VIII was born around 1520, although the exact date is not known. She was the cousin of Anne Boleyn and had been a lady-in-waiting for Anne of Cleves until she had caught Henry’s eye. 

Kathryn Howard

9. This English monarch was born in 1312 and died in Richmond in 1377. In 1337 he declared himself the rightful heir to the French throne, invading France and starting the Hundred Years’ War.

Edward III

10. This lady was born in 1897 in Kansas, USA and disappeared in 1937. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross in 1932, the first woman to be given this honour.

Amelia Earhart





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