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Cities by Founder and Date

Can you guess these cities based on the city founder and the date of foundation?
Color codes: Legendary, Re-founding
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First submittedMarch 29, 2017
Last updatedMarch 30, 2017
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Year
Founded by
City
1984
Government of Nigeria
Abuja
1960
Government of Brazil
Brasília
1960
Government of Pakistan
Islamabad
1847
Brigham Young
Salt Lake City
1703
Peter the Great
St. Petersburg
1701
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac
Detroit
1682
William Penn
Philadelphia
1652
Dutch East India Company
Cape Town
1620
Mayflower pilgrims
Plymouth
1608
Samuel de Champlain
Quebec City
1535
Francisco Pizarro
Lima
Year
Founded by
City
1521
Hernán Cortés
Mexico City
1496
Bartholomew Columbus
Santo Domingo
870
Ingólfur Arnarson
Reykjavik
794
Emperor Kanmu
Kyoto
762
Al-Mansur
Baghdad
482
Kyi, Shchek, and Khoryv
Kiev
330
Constantine
Constantinople
331 BC
Alexander the Great
Alexandria
753 BC
Romulus
Rome
814 BC
Dido
Carthage
2286 BC
Nimrod
Babylon
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level 66
Mar 29, 2017
This was an excellent quiz, but you made a mistake about Quebec City. Cartier was the first European to come on what is now Quebec City. He came twice from France but only stayed for few months during his trips. He never settled there, because of the winter. The French often came for trading furs but you have to wait 1608 for a first attempt of a permanent settlement in that area. Officially, we consider Samuel de Champlain as the founder of the city. In 2008, we celebrated the 400 years old of the city. Sorry for my English, but Im a francophone living in Quebec City...
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level 70
Mar 29, 2017
Agree. I always considered Cartier as the discoverer of Canada and Champlain as the founder of Quebec City
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level ∞
Mar 30, 2017
Changed.
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level 70
Mar 29, 2017
Seems there's a typo in the year for Santo Domingo- 1496 according to Wikipedia.

Not that I would have guessed that, but I at least would have tried a few New World cities instead of Spanish/Italian ones.
Got 20/23- learned some new things!
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level 83
Mar 29, 2017
Yes, 1492 is the low cutoff for Columbus relatives founding anything in the western hemisphere.
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level ∞
Mar 30, 2017
D'oh. Fixed!
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level 70
Aug 16, 2017
Wow, look at that, I actually remembered them too! Got 100% this time.
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level 70
Mar 29, 2017
Love this quiz! Great job!
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level 72
Mar 29, 2017
Tough! Learned a lot from this one.
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level 77
Mar 29, 2017
Founding a city and having a city named after you are two different things. What did Phillippe II do to found New Orleans?
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level ∞
Mar 30, 2017
Nothing, as it turns out. I misread the Wikipedia article!
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level 71
Apr 1, 2017
Very interesting quiz!
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level 61
Apr 4, 2017
A great Quizz is the kind of Quizz which teaches you something or at least makes you doing some researches about a specific topic. For instance, this is a great quizz! Thanks.
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level 79
Aug 18, 2017
Perhaps you would learn something from a quiz titled "Words that DON'T have a double z!" ;)
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level 70
Aug 6, 2017
bit daft to say that Cortez founded Mexico City. It was already there, but called Tenochtitlan.
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level 59
Aug 16, 2017
As the quiz description says, it was re-founded.
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level 70
Sep 4, 2017
But Tenochtitlan was a massive, heavily populated, highly organised city when Cortes set his eyes on it. It's just a daft answer to a quiz about supposed personal founders of cities. It's even more daft given the fact that Cortez actually did found Veracruz in the same year. Refounding sounds like what I do with my car keys every morning.
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level 69
Aug 16, 2017
Isn't Constantinople just a name change? Byzantium already existed prior to Constantine.
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level 59
Aug 16, 2017
As the quiz description says, it was re-founded.
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level 66
Aug 16, 2017
I offer Manila, 1571, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in case you are looking for new entries. Great quiz!
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level 67
Aug 19, 2017
Fun. Diverse. A well-executed quiz.
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level 66
Aug 21, 2017
Another great idea for a quiz!
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level 65
Mar 24, 2019
I only guessed Kiev because two founders had names that started with K. Lucky break.