Cities by Founder and Date

Can you guess these cities based on the city founder and the date of foundation?
Red indictates a legendary event
Blue indicates a re-founding
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Last updated: December 28, 2021
First submittedMarch 29, 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 73
Mar 29, 2017
Love this quiz! Great job!
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Level 75
Mar 29, 2017
Tough! Learned a lot from this one.
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Level 82
Apr 1, 2017
Very interesting quiz!
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Level 64
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 85
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 75
Aug 6, 2017
bit daft to say that Cortez founded Mexico City. It was already there, but called Tenochtitlan.
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Level 62
Aug 16, 2017
As the quiz description says, it was re-founded.
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Level 75
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 53
Jan 11, 2022
Do you have to conquer your coat pocket so that your car keys can be refounded?
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Level 65
Jan 11, 2022
Absolutely. This isn't just some random city we're talking about, either; it was not only the largest in the Americas, but also the capital of the Aztec empire.

Cortez founded nothing.

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Level 41
Jan 11, 2022
More than that. At between 200,000 and 400,000 inhabitants, it was one of the largest in the Western world, comparable to Paris and London.
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Level 41
Jan 11, 2022
Agree. He conquered the city and took control over it, but in the early years the Spanish depended heavily on the structures of power of the Aztecs to control the population.

"the Crown demonstrated concern to protect the status of the nobles, to grant them privileges, favours and goods. It did so as much through respect for the established order - whatever its origin - as because it could not do without these all too precious intermediaries on whom depended the collection of the tribute and the obedience of populations." Serge Gruzinski, The Conquest of Mexico (1993: 64-67)

"With perhaps 75,000 Indian inhabitants in the mid-1550s, compared to a Spanish population of approximately 8,000, postconquest Mexico City was still very much an Indian entity, a fact the Spaniards must have

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Level 41
Jan 11, 2022
recognized. They were still calling their capital Tenochtitlán in the 1520s and Tenochtitlán-México in the 1530s." Ida Altman, Spanish Society in Mexico City After the Conquest in Hispanic American Historical Review (1991) 71 (3): 413–445.
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Level 70
Aug 16, 2017
Isn't Constantinople just a name change? Byzantium already existed prior to Constantine.
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Level 62
Aug 16, 2017
As the quiz description says, it was re-founded.
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Level 65
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 72
Aug 19, 2017
Fun. Diverse. A well-executed quiz.
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Level 71
Aug 21, 2017
Another great idea for a quiz!
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Level 62
Jan 11, 2022
Nice quiz! Fun and educational.
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Level 60
Jan 11, 2022
For the next version I offer Melbourne, which was founded by Batman in 1835.
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Level 71
Jan 11, 2022
10th city is where I live, Yay!