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From Musketeers to Nazis, Archimedes to Harriet Tubman, these famous historical figures changed the course of history -- for better or worse.


Cold War Political Figures Quiz

Cold War Political Figures Quiz

The Cold War was a decades-long era of political and military tension. Test your knowledge of its political figures with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Westward Bound: The Lewis and Clark Quiz

Westward Bound: The Lewis and Clark Quiz

In 1804 Lewis and Clark began their journey West. Test your knowledge of the adventurers and their trip with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Firsts and Founders: The Women in US History Quiz

Firsts and Founders: The Women in US History Quiz

How much do you know about the talented, record-breaking women of U.S. history? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

I Am Not a Crook: The Richard Nixon Quiz

I Am Not a Crook: The Richard Nixon Quiz

How much do you know about the 37th president of the U.S.? Test your knowledge of Richard Nixon with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Yves Saint Laurent Quiz

The Yves Saint Laurent Quiz

Yves Saint Laurent is a legendary designer of a French fashion house. Test your knowledge of the designer and his line with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Forgotten U.S. Presidents Quiz

The Forgotten U.S. Presidents Quiz

Do you know Taylor from Tyler and William Henry from Benjamin? Take our forgotten U.S. Presidents quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Wives of Henry VIII Quiz

The Wives of Henry VIII Quiz

From 1509 until he died in 1547, King Henry VIII was largely known for his wives than his reign's accomplishments. Quiz yourself at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Test Your Knowledge: Famous Pirates Quiz

Test Your Knowledge: Famous Pirates Quiz

Think you know the world's most famous pirates? Test yourself with our famous pirates quiz from HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Union Army Quiz

The Union Army Quiz

As the South seceded, the North formed forces to prevent the country from being ripped apart. Prove your Union Army knowledge at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ulysses S. Grant Quiz

The Ulysses S. Grant Quiz

Ulysses S. Grant was one of the most popular and respected men of the Civil War era. Prove your knowledge of this former president at HowStuffWorks. See more »