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The Famous and their Nicknames
Nicknames & Aliases
"There is probably no greater claim to fame than having acquired the status of a nickname that's known worldwide, such as the "Iron Lady" or "Elvis the Pelvis." See which of these you can identify."
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What was the nickname given to Al Capone?
Alexander Graham Bell has been called the "Father of the Telephone" and Robert Oppenheimer the "Father of the Atomic Bomb," but which of these authors qualifies as the first to have been called the "Father of the Four-Letter-Word"?
Which of these celebrities in British history was once called "the First Gentleman in Europe"?
The Prince Regent and later King George IV
Which of the English King Henry VIII's six Wives was rather unkindly nicknamed "the Flanders Mare" by her husband?
Anne of Cleves
Which of these actors or movie stars was nicknamed "the Frank Sinatra of Shakespeare"?
Sir Lawrence Olivier
Sir John Gielgud
Which of these was the first to be 'baptized' the "Great American Navel"?
Cher (of Sonny and Cher reputation)
The U.S.A. may have had their "Great Emancipator" (Abraham Lincoln) and their "Great Communicator" (Ronald Reagan), but it's only in Britain that you can find "Great Commoners--" a commoner in this context being a member of the House of Commons. Which of these first earned him or herself that title?
William Pitt the Younger
In 1298 at Falkirk, the "Hammer of England" (aka William Wallace) was badly defeated by somebody whom history has described as the "Hammer and Scourge of Scotland." Which of these was another nickname for that 'somebody'?
Which of these was such a symbol of a typical British attitude in international politics that he got the nickname "Old Wait And See"?
Harold Macmillan (1894-1986)
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
Herbert Henry Asquith (1852-1828)
David Lloyd George (1863-1945)
Even the military, time and again, acquire such a degree of fame that their nicknames become universally known. Which of these earned himself the qualification "the Soldiers' General"?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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