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Historical Figures of Medieval Europe

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John I of England went down in history for signing what document that limited the powers of the monarchy over their citizens?
The Charter of Rights
The English Constitution
The Magna Carta
The Limitation Frame

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What is the name of the famous Hunnic conqueror who scourged Europe until his armies were repelled at the Battle of Catalaunian Plains?
Tiberius
Charlemagne
Ghengis Khan
Attila

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What Pope left his mark on history when he called for the First Crusade?
Urban II
Sixtus V
Gregroy I
Clement IX

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What brilliant scholar and alleged mystic visionary was known as "The Sybil of the Rhine" because of the brilliant sacred monotone music that she composed?
Claire of the Normans
Victory of Cyprus
Hildegard of Bingen
Anatolia of Sicily

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What man often known as "The Black Prince" helped lead England's forces to a number of victories in the first stage of the Hundred Years' War?
Edward of Woodstock
Colin of Thornoak
Winston of Sussex
Edgar of Wales

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What noted Italian author is famous for writing The Decameron which collected a number of folk tales under the framing device of being told by young men and women sheltering from the Black Death?
Petrarch
Dante
Leonardo
Bocaccio

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What famous Dominican scholar is known for applying the logic of Aristotle to Christian doctrine in works like Summa Theologica?
Thomas Aquinas
Augustine
Thomas More
Francis of Assisi

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What is the name of the critical inventor who created the printing press right before the start of the Renaissance?
Johannes Gutenberg
John Milton
Argus of Trent
Peter Thiel

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What is the name of the "Maiden of Orleans" whose participation in the Hundred Years' War helped inspire France's retaliation and eventual victory in the conflict?
Joan of Arc
Helen of Troy
Regina of Venice
Margot of Reines

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What infamous knight and ally of Joan of Arc became known as Bluebeard after it was discovered that he murdered many children in secret?
Louis Grun
Massimov of Kazakh
Gilles de Rais
El Cid

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What King of France won the Hundred Years War after the morale gained by his coronation and his assistance from Joan of Arc?
Gabriel III
Magnus I
Louis X
Charles VII

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Justinian I is noteworthy for founding what independent nation out of the Eastern Roman Empire?
The Byzantine Empire
The Carolingian Empire
The Azerbaijan Empire
The Umayyad Empire

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Charles Martel became known as a historical figure because of his unification of what people which ended up allowing his grandson Charlemagne to establish a mighty empire?
Historical Figures of Medieval Europe Quiz
The Anglo Saxons
The Franks
The Gauls
The Huns

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What is the name of the mighty empire which Charlemagne started with his Frankish armies?
The Ottoman Empire
The Carolingian Empire
The Welsh Empire
The Hunnic Empire

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Marco Polo famously told the world of his journeys on what trade route to Asia?
The Silk Road
The Spiced Road
The Golden Road
The Yellow Brick Road

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What was the name of the massive civil war where people like Empress Matilda tried to conquer England due to the fact that the country's inheritance was disputed?
The Reign of Terror
The Blue Period
The Troubles
The Anarchy

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What Viking legend became the founder of the Norman people after he made a deal with the King of France to guard the country's northern regions from raiders in exchange for political power?
William the Conqueror
Orlando
Rollo
Ogier

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Bede the Venerable, a famous monk and scholar of the Medieval Period, popularized the use of what system to refer to years?
Quelle Vestra
The Revolutionary Age
The Third Age
Anno Domini

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What author of The Canterbury Tales helped found the practice of literature in England?
Virgil
Plutarch
Geoffrey Chaucer
Ernest Hemingway

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What ruler of England became known as "The Lionheart" because of his courage on the battlefield?
William II
Henry VI
James II
Richard I

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El Cid was a powerful knight lord who ruled over a portion of what nation during its Reconquista period?
Spain
Italy
France
Poland

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What writer composed the three texts that made up what is known as The Divine Comedy?
Dante Alighieri
Virgil
Petrarch
Bocaccio

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What Norman ruler effectively conquered England at the Battle of Hastings?
King Arthur
Constantine the Great
Alexander the Great
William the Conqueror

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What is the name of the leader of the Anglo-Saxons who lost his life at the Battle of Hastings trying to repel William the Conqueror?
Pepin the Short
Henry VIII
Harold Godwinson
Winston the Dane

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What is the name of the Holy Roman Emperor who united all of the regions of Germany under his singular rule?
Petrice the Great
Wexer the Great
Otto the Great
Charles the Great

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What Pope carried out the Humiliation at Canossa where he forced Emperor Henry IV to kneel outside of the city of Canossa for days to reverse an excommunication?
Leo IX
Gregory VII
Innocent III
John VIII

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What Frankish King united his people after the fall of the Western Roman Empire and then converted his territories to Christianity?
Astarte
Regulus
Scipio
Clovis

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What historic pope famously wrote a massive collection of chants and melodies to be used in the Catholic mass while also expanding the church's influence through political plays?
Innocent I
Gregory I
Regis II
Cosmos II

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What famous Archbishop of Canterbury lost his life as an influential martyr after he defied Henry II in advocating for a greater role for the Church in secular politics?
Thomas More
Peregrine
Alexander Dresden
Thomas Becket

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What nickname meaning "Redbeard" was the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I known by?
Desafirtha
Cervantes
Barbarossa
Callirouge

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