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Can you name the cities where the following famous people were born?
There's a mixture of well known British and world cities.

Quiz I

  1. Charles Dickens (1812)
  2. Florence Nightingale (1820)
  3. Boris Johnson (1964)




  4. Duke of Wellington (1769)
  5. Bob Hope (1903)
  6. Barack Obama (1961)
  7. Rita Ora (1990)
  8. Audrey Hepburn (1929)
  9. Elizabeth Taylor (1932)
  10. Sir Bradley Wiggins (1980)
  11. Mo Farah (1983)
  12. Tony Blair (1953)
  13. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770)
  14. Mel Gibson (1956)
  15. Agatha Christie (1890) (- this answer is a well known English coastal town)
  16. Che Guevara (1928)
  17. Actor Andrew Sachs (1930)
  18. Presenter and comedian Sandi Toksvig (1958)
  19. Gracie Fields (1898)
  20. All three of the Bee Gees (- the answer is a large UK town)




Answers:

  1. Portsmouth
  2. Florence (Italy)
  3. New York City
  4. Dublin
  5. London
  6. Honolulu
  7. Pristina (now the capital and largest city of Kosovo)
  8. Brussels
  9. London
  10. Ghent (in Belgium)
  11. Mogadishu (Somalia)
  12. Edinburgh
  13. Bonn (Germany)
  14. New York City (the City of Peekskill, which is in the New York City metropolitan area)
  15. Torquay
  16. Rosario (Argentina)
  17. Berlin (Germany)




  18. Copenhagen (Denmark)
  19. Rochdale
  20. Douglas (Isle of Man)



Quiz II

  1. Ed Sheeran (1991)
  2. William Wilberforce (1759)
  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756)
  4. Kim Kardashian (1980)
  5. Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868)
  6. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (1947)
  7. Michael Jackson (1958)
  8. Emma Watson (1990)
  9. Cleopatra (69 BC)
  10. Sex in the City actress Kim Cattrall (1956)
  11. Mother Teresa (1910)
  12. Natalie Portman (1981)
  13. Roald Dahl (1916)
  14. Vladimir Putin (1952)
  15. Muhammad Ali (1942)
  16. Golfer Justin Rose (1980)
  17. Amal Clooney (1978)
  18. Theresa Mary May (1956) (- answer is a large coastal town)
  19. George Formby (1904)
  20. Brian Clough (1935)
  21. Neville Chamberlain (1869)
  22. Dame Judi Dench (1934)

Answers:

  1. Halifax
  2. Hull
  3. Salzburg
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Plymouth
  6. Chicago
  7. Gary (Indiana, USA)
  8. Paris
  9. Alexandria (Egypt)
  10. Liverpool (England)
  11. Skopje (now the current capital of Macedonia)
  12. Jerusalem, Israel
  13. Cardiff
  14. Saint Petersburg (then, Leningrad)
  15. Louisville (Kentucky)
  16. Johannasburg (South Africa)
  17. Beirut, Lebanon
  18. Eastbourne, Sussex
  19. Wigan
  20. Middlesbrough
  21. Birmingham
  22. York

Other classic places of birth are that of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769) who was born in Ajaccio (the capital of Corsica), Alfred the Great (849) was born in the Oxfordshire market town of Wantage, Margaret Thatcher (1925) in the Lincolnshire market town of Grantham, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874) in Blenheim, Oxfordshire, singer Sir Cliff Richard in Lucknow, India, Charles I (1600) in Dunfermline, Scotland, Sir Isaac Newton (1642) in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire and actress Nicole Kidman (1967) in Honolulu, Hawaii.





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