Monkey

Quiz Monkey
What do you want to know?

You are here:

People
Birthplaces

If you like my website, and/or if you've found it useful, please consider making a small donation to my Just Giving page, which I've set up just for this purpose. To begin with I'm collecting for a charity whose work I have benefitted from myself (and continue to do so): the British Heart Foundation. It would be great to raise £100 in the first month.

If you have already donated ... Thank You!

Birthplaces

Q: Where was (or were) ... born? A:
Charlemagne (now Germany's westernmost city – also died there) Click to show or hide the answer
Eddie Izzard (British colony) Click to show or hide the answer
Paul Cezanne (city in the south of France – also died there) Click to show or hide the answer
Napoleon Bonaparte Click to show or hide the answer
Cleopatra (Egyptian city) Click to show or hide the answer
Robert Burns (Ayrshire village – now a suburb of Ayr) Click to show or hide the answer
George Formby Sr. (Lancashire market town, now in Greater Manchester) Click to show or hide the answer
Bubba Watson (US Masters champion in 2010 and 2014) Click to show or hide the answer
Victoria de los Ángeles, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras (singers) – Spanish city Click to show or hide the answer
Winston Churchill (Oxfordshire stately home) Click to show or hide the answer
Samuel Crompton (inventor of the spinning mule – Lancashire town, now in Greater Manchester) Click to show or hide the answer
Beethoven (German city) Click to show or hide the answer
Frederick Delius, David Hockney, J. B. Priestley (English city) Click to show or hide the answer
Adolf Hitler (Austrian town, near the German border) Click to show or hide the answer
W. G. Grace (1848), Cary Grant (1904), Damien Hirst (June 1965), J. K. Rowling (July 1965): all born in or near Click to show or hide the answer
John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy (town near Boston) Click to show or hide the answer
Audrey Hepburn (European capital city) Click to show or hide the answer
Lord Nelson (village in north Norfolk, where his father was rector) Click to show or hide the answer
Sir Robert Peel (Lancashire town, now in Greater Manchester) Click to show or hide the answer
Lena Zavaroni (Scottish island) Click to show or hide the answer
Alan Whicker (African capital city) Click to show or hide the answer
Olivia Newton–John (English city) Click to show or hide the answer
Roald Dahl Click to show or hide the answer
Sir Henry Moore Click to show or hide the answer
Gustav Holst (genteel English town) Click to show or hide the answer
William Wordsworth (market town, now in Cumbria) Click to show or hide the answer
Terry Jones (of Monty Python), Paula Yates, Timothy Dalton (Welsh seaside town) Click to show or hide the answer
Prince Philip (Mediterranean island) Click to show or hide the answer
Andrea Amati (1505–78), his sons and his grandson Nicolò Amati (1596–1684), and Antonio Stradivari (1644–1737) – all famous early violin makers (Italian city) Click to show or hide the answer
Lewis Carroll (Cheshire village, where his father was the parson) Click to show or hide the answer
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (developer of the microscope), Johannes Vermeer (painter – he lived there all his life, and died there in 1675 aged 43) – Dutch city Click to show or hide the answer
Joan of Arc (village in Lorraine, north–eastern France) Click to show or hide the answer
Diana Rigg, Kevin Keegan, Jeremy Clarkson (Yorkshire town) Click to show or hide the answer
The Bee Gees (Barry in 1946, Robin & Maurice in 1949; family moved to Chorlton–cum–Hardy, Manchester, in the early 1950s, and emigrated to Queensland in 1958; Andy was born in Manchester in March 1958) Click to show or hide the answer
Francis Bacon (painter, 1909–92); Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) Click to show or hide the answer
Bob Dylan (Minnesota port, the second largest city on the shores of Lake Superior – after Thunder Bay, Ontario) Click to show or hide the answer
Charles I (Scottish royal palace) Click to show or hide the answer
Anne of Cleves (city now in Germany) Click to show or hide the answer
John Constable (Suffolk village) Click to show or hide the answer
D. H. Lawrence (Nottinghamshire mining town) Click to show or hide the answer
Robert Louis Stevenson (British city) Click to show or hide the answer
Salvador Dali (town in Catalonia) Click to show or hide the answer
Florence Nightingale, Dante Alighieri (Italian city) Click to show or hide the answer
Richard III (Northamptonshire castle, now a ruin) Click to show or hide the answer
Louis Mountbatten (house owned by the Crown Estate, in Home Park, Windsor) Click to show or hide the answer
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese island city) Click to show or hide the answer
The Jacksons (city in Indiana, 25 miles from Chicago) Click to show or hide the answer
Christopher Columbus (Italian city–state) Click to show or hide the answer
John Galliano (British Overseas Territory) Click to show or hide the answer
Princess Margaret (Scottish castle – her mother's childhood home) Click to show or hide the answer
Gordon Brown, Alex Ferguson (district of Glasgow) Click to show or hide the answer
Isaac Newton, Margaret Thatcher (Lincolnshire town) Click to show or hide the answer
Henry VIII Click to show or hide the answer
Michael Faraday (city at the foot of the French Alps) Click to show or hide the answer
Ian Botham, Jim Bowen, John Peel; Ian Astbury, front man of The Cult (town on the Wirral) Click to show or hide the answer
Barack Obama (US state) Click to show or hide the answer
William Wilberforce (politician, abolitionist and social reformer, 1759–1833); Tom Courtenay (1937), Maureen Lipman (1946) – English city Click to show or hide the answer
Abraham Lincoln (in a small cabin on Sinking Spring Farm, near Hodgenville) Click to show or hide the answer
(Sir) Rowland Hill (originator of the penny post – industrial town in Worcestershire) Click to show or hide the answer
Reginald Mitchell (designer of the Spitfire – former mining town near Stoke–on–Trent) Click to show or hide the answer
Ken Dodd (Liverpool suburb) Click to show or hide the answer
Alan Bennett (English city) Click to show or hide the answer
Richard Wagner (German city) Click to show or hide the answer
Rembrandt (Dutch city) Click to show or hide the answer
Samuel Johnson, Elias Ashmole (Midland city) Click to show or hide the answer
Renoir (French departmental capital) Click to show or hide the answer
Mary Queen of Scots Click to show or hide the answer
W. E. Gladstone, George Stubbs (painter) Click to show or hide the answer
Jerry Springer Click to show or hide the answer
Edward Elgar (small village near Worcester) Click to show or hide the answer
Buddy Holly (11th largest city in Texas) Click to show or hide the answer
Cliff Richard (Indian city, now the capital of Uttar Pradesh) Click to show or hide the answer
Rafael Nadal Click to show or hide the answer
Pablo Picasso (Spanish city) Click to show or hide the answer
David Lloyd George Click to show or hide the answer
The Prophet Muhammad (founder of Islam) Click to show or hide the answer
Robert the Bruce (town in the Scottish Borders) Click to show or hide the answer
Captain Cook (Marton–in–Cleveland, now part of ... major English industrial town) Click to show or hide the answer
Ted Dexter (Italian city) Click to show or hide the answer
George Leigh Mallory (Cheshire village) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Mo Farah (African capital city) Click to show or hide the answer
Chris Froome (Tour de France winner 2013, 2015 and 2016) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Enrico Caruso (Italian city) Click to show or hide the answer
Louis Armstrong (Louisiana's largest city) Click to show or hide the answer
Michael Sheen Click to show or hide the answer
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans – Warwickshire's largest town) Click to show or hide the answer
The Osmonds (Utah's 7th largest city – all except Jimmy who was born in California) Click to show or hide the answer
Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift (US city) Click to show or hide the answer
Oceanus Hopkins was the only child born … (he died before 1623) Click to show or hide the answer
Wilfred Owen (Shropshire town) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Emma Watson (European capital city) Click to show or hide the answer
Dick Whittington (Gloucestershire village, between Gloucester and Hereford) Click to show or hide the answer
Henry VII (Welsh castle) Click to show or hide the answer
Galileo Galilei (Italian city) Click to show or hide the answer
Andy Warhol (2nd largest city in Pennsylvania) Click to show or hide the answer
Tom Daley (English commercial shipping port) Click to show or hide the answer
Charles Dickens, Isambard Kingdom Brunel (major English port) Click to show or hide the answer
John Prescott (holiday resort in Flintshire – now in Denbighshire) Click to show or hide the answer
Desiderius Erasmus (major Dutch port) Click to show or hide the answer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian city) Click to show or hide the answer
Jose Mourinho (Portuguese port) Click to show or hide the answer
Charles Darwin (English county town) Click to show or hide the answer
Muammar Gaddafi (Libyan city – also died there) Click to show or hide the answer
Mother Theresa Click to show or hide the answer
Benny Hill, Ken Russell, Craig David (major English seaport) Click to show or hide the answer
Graeme Le Saux (footballer – 36 caps for England, 1994–2000) Click to show or hide the answer
Matt le Tissier (footballer – 8 caps for England, 1994–7) Click to show or hide the answer
George Sanders Click to show or hide the answer
Thomas Gainsborough (Suffolk market town) Click to show or hide the answer
Catherine Zeta Jones (Welsh city) Click to show or hide the answer
Diana Dors (Wiltshire town) Click to show or hide the answer
Saddam Hussein was born in Al–Awja, a small town 8 miles from Click to show or hide the answer
Neil Kinnock (industrial town, then in Monmouthshire) Click to show or hide the answer
Isaac Pitman (English county town) Click to show or hide the answer
Elvis Presley (7th largest city in Mississippi) Click to show or hide the answer
Albert Einstein (German city, home of the world's tallest church steeple) Click to show or hide the answer
Stan Laurel (market town, now in Cumbria) Click to show or hide the answer
Antonio Vivaldi (Italian city) Click to show or hide the answer
Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss (I and II) – European capital city Click to show or hide the answer
Alfred the Great (market town – historically in Berkshire, now in Oxfordshire) Click to show or hide the answer
Robert Shaw (Lancashire town, now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester) Click to show or hide the answer
George Formby Jr. (Lancashire town, now part of Greater Manchester) Click to show or hide the answer
Christopher Wren (Wiltshire village, approx. 15 miles west of Salisbury) Click to show or hide the answer
Guy Fawkes (English city) Click to show or hide the answer
Freddie Mercury (African island, then a British protectorate) Click to show or hide the answer

Born in New York, 1964; has the middle name De Pfeffel Click to show or hide the answer
Born in Highgate underground station, during a German bombing raid in 1944; grew up in East Finchley Click to show or hide the answer
Born on 6 July 1935 in the village of Takster, in the Tibetan region of Amdo – then already incorporated into the Chinese province of Qinghai Click to show or hide the answer
Born in 1705, reputedly at the Bluebell Inn in Hempstead, Essex Click to show or hide the answer

© Haydn Thompson 2017