History Quiz / Lesser-known names of famous people

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Lesser-known nameBest-known nameDates
Yusuf Islam1948-
Robert Allen Zimmerman1941-
John Chapman1774-1845
Jacopo Robusti1518-1594
Slinger Francisco1935-
Octavian63 BC-14 AD
Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus12 AD-41 AD
Goyathlay1829-1909
John of Fidanza1221-1274
Marion Mitchell Morrison1907-1979
François-Dominique Toussaint1742-1803
William Sydney Porter1862-1910
Ehrich Weiss1874-1926
Mutsuhito1852-1912
Nguyen Sinh Cung1890-1969
Margaretha Geertruida Zelle1876-1917
Yang Yuhuan719-756
Arthur Wesley1769-1852
Amenhotep IVc. 1353 BC-1336 BC
Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu1910-1997
Abū 'l-Walīd Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Rushd1126-1198
Reginald Dwight1947-
William Joyce1906-1946
Tīmūr-e Lang1336-1405
Stanley Martin Lieber1922-
Iosif Dzhugashvili1878-1953
Lev Bronstein1879-1940
Kimitake Hiraoka1925-1970
Tȟašúŋke Witkó1840-1877
Shlomo Yitzhaki1040-1105
Ogdred Weary, Dreary Wodge, etc.1925-2000
John Graham Mellor1952-2002
Ilich Ramirez Sanchez1949-
Joseph Saddler1958-
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi1919-1980
Kamau wa Ngengi1894-1978
Grigory Otrepyev (?) and two others1581-1606
François-Marie Arouet1694-1778
Iva Ikuko Toguri D'Aquino1916-2006
Lalawethika1775-1836
Victor Eremita, Anti-Climacus, etc.1813-1855
Eiríkr Þorvaldsson950-1003
Gerrit Gerritszoon1466-1536
Jacob Kurtzberg1917-1994
Ying Zheng259 BC-210 BC
Cassius Clay1942-
Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli1881-1963
Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman1720-1797
Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski1857-1924
Guido di Pietro1395-1455
Moses Harry Hurwitz1897-1975
Martha Jane Cannary1852-1903
Malcolm Little1925-1965
Chan Kong-Sang1954-
Lesser-known nameBest-known nameDates
Kongming181-234
Richard Starkey1940-
Vincent Damon Furnier1948-
Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher1973-
Leslie Lynch King Jr.1913-2006
Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester1452-1485
Matsudaira Takechiyo1543-1616
James Todd Smith1968-
Lew Alcindor1947-
Josip Broz1892-1980
Yisroel ben Eliezer1698-1760
William Jefferson Blythe III1946-
Wahunsenacawh1545-1618
The 1st Earl of Chatham1708-1778
Alfred Gerald Caplin1909-1979
Allen Stewart Konigsberg1935-
R. Mutt1887-1968
Eric Arthur Blair1903-1950
Henry Tudor, 2nd Earl of Richmond1457-1509
Fujiwara Takako (possibly)973?-1014?
Edison Arantes do Nascimento1940-
Mary Anne Evans1819-1880
George Gordon Noel1788-1824
Thathanka Iyothanka1831-1890
Arthur Stanley Jefferson1890-1965
Isabella Baumfreec. 1797-1883
Amantine Aurore Lucille Dupin1804-1876
Eppie Lederer1918-2002
Louis Capet1754-1793
George Gist (or Guess)1767-1843
William Thomson1824-1907
Terry Gene Bollea1953-
Calvin Broadus1971-
John Johnson1824-1900
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin1622-1673
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey1818-1895
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson1832-1898
Ricardo dos Santos Leite1982-
Christopher Wallace1972-1997
Ted Kaczynski1942-
Harald Gormsson935?-986?
Garry Weinstein1963-
Mustafa Kemal1881-1938
Marie-Henri Beyle1783-1842
Henry John Temple1784-1865
Alisa Rosenbaum1905-1982
Norma Jeane Baker1926-1962
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus37-68
Theodor Geisel1904-1991
Arjumand Banu Begum1593-1631
Edward Teach1680-1718
1st Earl of Beaconsfield1804-1881
David John Moore Cornwell1931-
Muhammad bin Da'ud Chaghri 1029-1072
Lesser-known nameBest-known nameDates
Abū ‘Alī al-Ḥusayn ibn ‘Abd Allāh ibn Sīnā'980-1037
Rafael Sebastian Guillen (allegedly)1957?-
Richard Bachman1947-
André René Roussimoff1946-1993
Chad Rowan1969-
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris1887-1965
Pietro da Morrone1209-1296
Zhu Yuanzhang1328-1398
Hinmaton-Yalaktit1840-1904
Vladimir Ulyanov1870-1924
Lee Sheldon1865-1912
Yisrael Meir Kagan1838-1933
Adeline Virginia Stephen1882-1941
Jo Murray1965-
Siddhartha Gautama563 BC-483 BC
John Graham of Claverhouse1648-1689
Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi1386-1466
Marguerite Ann Johnson1928-
Kiyohara Nagiko (possibly)966-1017
Wa-Tho-Huk (Bright Path)1888-1953
Mac Rebennack1940-
Julius Henry Marx1890-1977
David Berkowitz1953-
Sabri Khalil al-Banna1937-2002
Aristoclesc. 428 BC-c. 348 BC
Salvatore Lucania1897-1962
Temujin1162-1227
David Grün1886-1973
Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar1040-1099
Paulette Williams1948-
Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett1878-1957
Samuel Langhorne Clemens1835-1910
Sagoyewatha (He Keeps Them Awake)c. 1750-1830
Kusno Sosrodihardjo1901-1970
Richard Reis and Alberto Caeiro1888-1935
Sam Etic1937-
Zāhir ud-Dīn Muḥammad1483-1531
Karol Wojytla1920-2005
John Simon Ritchie1957-1979
Georg Ludwig, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg1660-1727
Lotario de' Conti1161-1216
William H. Bonney1859-1881
Dolgorsüren Dagvadorj1980-
Domenikos Theotokopoulos1541-1614
Metacom1639-1676
Matsuo Munefusa1644-1694
Tafari Makonnen1892-1975
Jacques I1758-1806
Saloth Sar1928-1998
Kong Qiu551 BC-479 BC
Rebecca Rolfe1595-1617
Liu Bang256 BC-167 BC

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