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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.

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The Henry VIII Quiz

The Henry VIII Quiz

Did Henry the Eighth really get married to the widow next door? Had she been married seven times before? Let us know with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Who Was Older? Quiz

Who Was Older? Quiz

Can you choose which notable was older at the time of certain career moves? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Who Said It? The Philosopher Quotes Quiz

Who Said It? The Philosopher Quotes Quiz

Can you match the quote to the philosopher who said it? Test your knowledge by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Eliza Schuyler Hamilton Quiz

The Eliza Schuyler Hamilton Quiz

You're heard of Alexander Hamilton, but how much do you know about his loving wife? Take this Eliza Schuyler Hamilton quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Alexander Hamilton Quiz

The Alexander Hamilton Quiz

We know you know all of the words to the 'Hamilton' musical. Take this quiz to see if you're really an expert on Alexander Hamilton at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Alexander Hamilton Worked

How Alexander Hamilton Worked

Musical star, cover boy for the $10 bill, shaper of the American economy — find out if there's anything Alexander Hamilton can't do at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Angelica Schuyler Church Quiz

The Angelica Schuyler Church Quiz

How much do you know about Angelica Schuyler Church? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Founding Fathers: The Aaron Burr Quiz

Founding Fathers: The Aaron Burr Quiz

Aaron Burr is one of the most intriguing of the Founding Fathers. Prove your knowledge of this Founding Father at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Guess Who?: The Historical World Leader Quiz

Guess Who?: The Historical World Leader Quiz

World leaders come from all corners of the globe. Take this quiz and see if you know who has been in charge of the course of history at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Who Said It? The US Presidential Quotes Quiz

Who Said It? The US Presidential Quotes Quiz

Can you match the quote to the president? Test your knowledge of presidential quotes with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »