Culture | History | Historical Figures

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


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 »

The US Presidential History Quiz

The US Presidential History Quiz

How much do you know about U.S. presidential history? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Who Said It: Fictional President or Real President?

Who Said It: Fictional President or Real President?

Presidents say the darndest things — real ones and over-the-top movie versions. Take this quiz and test your presidential realness radar. See more »

The George Washington Quiz

The George Washington Quiz

How much do you know about George Washington? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Abraham Lincoln Quiz

The Abraham Lincoln Quiz

How much do you know about U.S. president Abraham Lincoln? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Mad Royals in History

10 Mad Royals in History

Insanity on the throne was more common than you might think. Here are 10 of the maddest royals in history. See more »

10 of History's Most Notorious Traitors

10 of History's Most Notorious Traitors

Can you name 10 of history's most notorious traitors? Find out 10 of history's most notorious traitors at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Scapegoats Still in the Crosshairs

10 Scapegoats Still in the Crosshairs

Scapegoating lets us blame others instead of accepting the consequences of our actions. Ready to meet some of the world’s most famous scapegoats? See more »

Who Said It: Anton LaVey or W.C. Fields?

Who Said It: Anton LaVey or W.C. Fields?

What do Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey and American comedic legend W.C. Fields have in common? More than you might think. So who said it, LaVey or Fields? See more »

Joseph McCarthy Pictures

Joseph McCarthy Pictures

American politician Joseph McCarthy became famous for investigations into supposed communist subversion. See pictures of Joseph McCarthy at HowStuffWorks. See more »