Famous Roberts (and Bobs, Bobbys, Robs and Robbies): 10 questions

Name the Robert (or derivative) from the description

  1. Winner of football’s 1966 Ballon D’or, the same year as he also won the World Cup
  2. Chairman of the Walt Disney Company from 2005 to 2020
  3. Wrote the songs Redemption Song, Kaya and Buffalo Soldier
  4. Poet best known for works such as “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
  5. Winner of the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in a 1974 film, and the Best Actor Oscar for his work in a 1980 film.
  6. Science fiction author who wrote works such as Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers
  7. Poet whose birth is celebrated every year on January 25th in a certain part of the United Kingdom
  8. Commander of the Confederate Army in the American Civil War, and leader of the losing side at the Battle of Gettysburg
  9. Scientist who published Micrographia in 1665, a series of drawings of life through microscopes.
  10. Leader of the ZANU-PF political party from 1980 to 2017

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  1. Winner of football’s 1966 Ballon D’or, the same year as he also won the World Cup
    A: Bobby Charlton
  2. Chairman of the Walt Disney Company from 2005 to 2020
    A: Bob Iger
  3. Wrote the songs Redemption Song, Kaya and Buffalo Soldier
    A: Bob Marley
  4. Poet best known for works such as “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
    A: Robert Frost
  5. Winner of the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in a 1974 film, and the Best Actor Oscar for his work in a 1980 film.
    A: Robert DeNiro (who won the Oscars for The Godfather Part II and Raging Bull respectively)
  6. Science fiction author who wrote works such as Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers
    A: Robert A. Heinlein
  7. Poet whose birth is celebrated every year on January 25th in a certain part of the United Kingdom
    A: Robbie Burns
  8. Commander of the Confederate Army in the American Civil War, and leader of the losing side at the Battle of Gettysburg
    A: Robert E. Lee
  9. Scientist who published Micrographia in 1665, a series of drawings of life through microscopes.
    A: Robert Hooke
  10. Leader of the ZANU-PF political party from 1980 to 2017
    A: Robert Mugabe

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