Top 10 famous people facts Selected as the most interesting among famous people related questions in Famous people quiz How did Vincent van Gogh die?He shot himself. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, Vincent van Gogh died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found).Created by: Kasiadeath facts » The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is one of the well known landmarks of Spain. Who was Guggenheim?Famous businessman and art collector. Solomon R. Guggenheim was born into a wealthy mining family. He founded the Yukon Gold Company in Alaska among his other businesses. He retired in 1919 to devote more time to art collecting and in 1937 established a foundation to foster the appreciation of modern art.Created by: Kasiahistory of Spain facts » Who is that?Louis Armstrong. Armstrong experienced growing problems with his lips and fingers, which were aggravated by his unorthodox playing style. As a result he branched out trumpeting, developing his vocal style and making movie and radio appearances.Created by: Kasiaface facts » Which famous astronomer was also a succesful sportsman?Edwin Hubble. In his younger days he was noted more for his athletic prowess than his intellectual abilities. He won seven first places in a single high school track and field meet in 1906. He also set the state high school record for the high jump in Illinois, and practiced amateur boxing.Created by: globalquiz.orgscientists facts » What nationality was Christopher Columbus?Italian. Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo, his father's name was Domenico, and his brothers were named Bartolomeo, Giovanni Pellegrino and Giacomo.Created by: globalquiz.orgsailors facts » What is Brian May, the guitarist and songwriter of Queen, good at?Astrophysics. Brian May studied Mathematics and Physics at Imperial College London, graduating with B.Sc. degree with honours. He earned a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College in 2007 and is the 4th and current Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.Created by: globalquiz.orgQueen facts » Which famous person was a genuine black belt in karate?Elvis Presley. Presley was introduced to karate by The Army, during his service in Germany. He included some karate moves in his live performances.Created by: globalquiz.orgAmericans facts » The French Open tennis tournament is named after aviator Roland-Garros. What did he do?He flew across the Mediterranean Sea. Roland Garros gained fame for making the flight from Fréjus in France to Bizerte in Tunisia. The following year, Garros joined the French army at the outbreak of World War I. Garros is sometimes erroneously called the world's first fighter ace. In fact, he shot down only four aircraft; the definition of "ace" is five or more victories.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of aviation facts » In which domain did Winston Churchill win the Nobel Prize?Literature. Winston Churchill was a prolific writer. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his numerous published works, especially his six-volume work The Second World War. Created by: globalquiz.orgNobel prize facts » What nationality was Stalin?Georgian. Stalin's original Georgian name was "Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili". The surname means son of Juga, and is derived from Georgian djuga, meaning "steel". This later became the root of his adopted name "Stalin", from the Russian word for "steel".Created by: globalquiz.orgGeorgia facts » Play famous people quiz and see all the questions.