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The 17th Century Quiz

Based on the clues, guess these notable facts from 17th century history.
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Year
Description
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1688
The Glorious Revolution brings this Dutch king to England
William of Orange
1687
This English scientist explains gravity
1683
This Middle East empire reaches its maximum territorial extent
1670
This fur trading company, Canada's oldest, is established
1666
A fire in Pudding Lane spreads and destroys much of this city
1662
This flightless bird of Mauritius goes extinct
1653
This white marble mausoleum is completed in Mughal India
1653
This military leader becomes Lord Protector of England
1618-1648
This war devastates most of Germany
1644
This dynasty comes to power in China
1643
This "Sun King" is crowned
1637
Dutch speculators go wild for this type of flower
1637
This philosopher writes "Cogito ergo sum" - I think, therefore I am
1633
This scientist is punished by the Roman Inquisition
for espousing heliocentrism
1620
This ship of Pilgrims lands in Massachusetts
1611
This very popular English bible is completed
1605
Miguel de Cervantes publishes this novel
1605
Guy Fawkes and other radicals launch this plot to blow up Parliament
Gunpowder Plot
1603
The Edo period begins in this country
1602-
This country dominates the spice trade
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(39)
The answer should be "Thirty Years' War", with the apostrophe.
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Jun 24, 2014
Fixed
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Jun 25, 2014
(69)
Hey! Finally a quiz where Newton describes gravity rather than inventing it. Huzzah!
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Jun 24, 2014
(50)
Oh yeah.
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Jun 24, 2014
(43)
I have no idea how I got Qing-dynasty. Just typed in Qin, didn't work, added g and there it was.
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Jun 24, 2014
(73)
You just answered your own question.
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Jun 24, 2014
(38)
I typed in Qin and didn't get it, and gave up. So there you go!
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Oct 5, 2014
(71)
I had plenty of time left so I just typed "ing" with every letter of the alphabet. I almost skipped q thinking that wouldn't be it. Glad I kept to the plan. :)
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May 9, 2017
(48)
Any chance of getting Manchu accepted for Qing. It's a bit old fashioned, I know, but I suspect most westerners would be more familiar with Manchu.
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Jun 24, 2014
(69)
I don't think this is accurate. Don't have anything to back that up with, though.
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Jun 24, 2014
(77)
Nope, pickelbarrel's got it right, the Qing dynasty started with the expulsion of Ming rule from Manchuria, and then spread to the rest of China (and Taiwan, Mongolia, and other areas surrounding them). Manchu dynasty is another name for the Qing.
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Jun 24, 2014
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Also, part of the reason the Qing were overthrown in 1911 (and the Republic was established, until it was driven to Taiwan by the Communists in 1949) was because the Han majority were upset about being ruled by Manchus. A lot of important events and power-struggles in Chinese history were race-based, and sometimes still are, though I think most in the West forget that because we don't notice or identify many of the racial divides in the East.
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Jun 24, 2014
(69)
The part that I doubt is accurate is that most Westerners would guess Manchu before Qing. I know I didn't.
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Jun 25, 2014
(56)
I typed in Ming as my first guess. It's the only question I missed. I would never have come up with Qing. If Ming is the better known name for people above a certain age, it should be accepted.
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Jun 25, 2014
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Sam, the discussion is about whether we should consider "Manchu" an alternate name for the Qing dynasty. The Ming dynasty was completely different. (It was the dynasty immediately before Qing). —— (Also, while the Qing dynasty was definitely Manchu, I would agree that Qing is the most appropriate name. I've only heard Manchu refer to the people, not the dynasty itself.)
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Jun 25, 2014
Manchu will work now.
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Jun 25, 2014
(60)
"And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart, I drink therefore I am". I learned all I need to know about philosophy from Monty Python.
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Jun 24, 2014
(60)
And all you needed to know about the foundation of Christianity from "the Life of Brian"? Should take making the religious based quizzes a hoot!!
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Jun 24, 2014
(60)
"Blessed are the cheesemakers, for they shall inherit the earth". Yep.
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Jun 25, 2014
(68)
I tried dutch for the spice trade and it didnt accept it... :(
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Jun 24, 2014
(53)
Would like to see more questions that include more of the world. Too much is focused on Europe as usual.
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Jun 24, 2014
(72)
Too US-centric!! :-)
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Jun 24, 2014
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The 17th century /was/ focused on Europe. It owned really quite a lot of the world back then.
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Oct 27, 2015
If you think this quiz is too Euro-centric, then please suggest a question we should add (and a corresponding question to remove). The explosion of science, technology, and culture in Europe that began with the Renaissance was unique in world history. That alone justifies the heavy emphasis on Europe. But the real reason this quiz is so Euro-centric is that at least 95% of our users come from a Western cultural heritage. It's only appropriate that this is what we focus us. Surely we wouldn't complain about a quiz on a Chinese quiz site being to China-centric?
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Aug 31, 2016
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Ming, Ting, Ling, Ping, Xing... Nope. Gave up too early :P
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Jun 26, 2014
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Shouldn't accept Louis for Louis XIV. There were sixteen of them, after all.
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Jun 29, 2014
(72)
Seventeen ;).
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Sep 30, 2014
(57)
Plus Louis XIX (disputed) and Louis Philippe :-)
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Jan 10, 2015
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1605 is the year that the first part of Don Quijote was published. The second part was published in 1615 and there was an apocryphal sequel written sometime in between. Fun quiz!
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Feb 6, 2015
(53)
Could you please accept Don Quijote?
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Aug 25, 2015
(69)
and "Donkey Oats"
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May 9, 2017
(65)
Or, if you're British, "Don Quicks oat." If massacring others' languages were a crime, the entire island would be in prison.
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May 9, 2017
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1642 - Abel Tasman, the Dutch explorer, officially recognised as the first European to discover New Zealand.
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Jan 31, 2017
(59)
But with the questions about William of Orange, tulips and spice trade, people will probably complain that this quiz becomes too Dutch-centric. :)
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May 9, 2017
(62)
I am not going to argue...got all of them with 3.34 to spare :)
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May 9, 2017
(46)
Couldn't think of the Canadian fur company so I tried 'Molson'.
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May 9, 2017
(44)
There's debate as to whether Galileo was actually persecuted, or whether he just kept stirring the pot until he caught backlash. A lot of scholars purport that noone ever thought the world was flat, but rather a clever ploy but Galileo to illustrate how ignorant the church were. The church were surprisingly tolerant of him despite his constant provocative treatises. I'll see if i can find some links to endorse this
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May 9, 2017
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Could you accept Don Quijote? It's the original title.
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May 9, 2017
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