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Subject: Nicknames of historical figures
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: thanksfortheanswer-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 15 Apr 2006 20:06 PDT
Expires: 15 May 2006 20:06 PDT
Question ID: 719349
I would like a list of rulers or other historical figures whose names
or nicknames consist of a first name and an adjective or a
nationality, for example, Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, and
Ivan the Terrible.  I am not looking for names followed by roman
numerals, such as Henry VIII.  This does not need to be an exhaustive
list, I'm just trying to get a good variety.  Thanks.

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 15 Apr 2006 20:25 PDT
It would be helpful to know approximately how long a list would need
to be in order to be considered fully satisfactory. I haven't found a
list of this sort online. From my knowledge of history, I could
certainly compile such a list for you, but, given the price of the
question, the amount of time that would be appropriate is going to
limit the size of the list that I'd come up with. Can you give me an
idea of how many names you're expecting?
Subject: Re: Nicknames of historical figures
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 15 Apr 2006 22:28 PDT
Hi thanksfortheanswer,

I found three resources for you. They have many pages to peruse!

List of nicknames of historical personages

NOTE, they also have links at the bottom for:

List of athletes by nickname 
List of criminals by nickname 
List of entertainers by nickname 
List of hockey nicknames 
List of monarchs by nickname 
List of U.S. Presidential nicknames 

Historical Nicknames and Sobriquets (96)
Click on "Next 20" near the bottom to go through the pages.

Celebrity Nicknames
Success in Hollywood brings money, limos, fancy parties and for the
few, the ego trip of having people recognize them by their first name
(for example, Elvis, Liz, Cher, Sammy or Barbara). But, if a person is
not that lucky then maybe they'll get a nickname that will carry a
similar amount of notoriety. The following section is dedicated to
those celebrities and TV characters that have earned themselves
memorable sobriquets. This section includes celebrity pseudonyms such
as Mr. Warmth [a.k.a. Don Rickles]; TV character nicknames such as
Venus Butterfly [a.k.a. Tim Reid]; miscellaneous family or personal
nicknames given to a celebrity by his relatives or friends such as The
Swamp Thing [a.k.a. Faith Ford]; nicknames of flash in the pan news or
media celebrities such as Dr. Death [a.k.a. Dr. Kevorkian] and alter
egos of superheroes such as Batman [a.k.a. Bruce Wayne]. To continue,
select a letter of the alphabet and click to go to that section.

Study up then take the US Historical Nicknames TRIVIA QUIZ:

These pages should keep you busy, and smiling--for awhile!


Search terms used at Google:
historical nicknames
celebrity nicknames
Subject: Re: Nicknames of historical figures
From: digsalot-ga on 15 Apr 2006 22:03 PDT
I can think of a new one rapidly arriving on the scene and which
should be included in any such list.  "Pinkfreud the Eclectic, Maid of
Many Topics"

Just trying to be helpful
Subject: Re: Nicknames of historical figures
From: probonopublico-ga on 16 Apr 2006 00:17 PDT
Wow! Was that really Digsalot?

I was just thinking 'Long time no hear from the Big Digger' when there
was a flash of lightning and a clap of thunder and he appeared.

I bet that's the first time that he's ever been clapped.
Subject: Re: Nicknames of historical figures
From: myoarin-ga on 16 Apr 2006 04:27 PDT
"Kaiser" Franz Beckenbauer of German soccer should be on the list.

"Bryan of Hove" has achieved some well-earned notoriety in one of
McLuhan's global villages, but not yet "historic" recognition.

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