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Important Cities in European History

Based on the description, name these cities that are an important part of European history.
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First submittedJanuary 23, 2014
Last updatedAugust 1, 2016
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Description
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"The birthplace of democracy". Home to Socrates and Plato
Athens
City that defeated the above in the Peloponnesian War
Sparta
Capital of a powerful republic that became an empire after Julius Caesar
Rome
City that was defeated by the above in the Punic Wars
Carthage
Italian city built on a lagoon. It dominated Mediterranean trade in the Middle Ages
Venice
Great rival of the above. The birthplace of Christopher Columbus
Genoa
City that the Nazis failed to capture in 1942-43, marking a turning point in WWII
Stalingrad
"The birthplace of the Renaissance". At times, it was ruled by the Medicis
Florence
Capital of the Habsburg empire. Center of classical music
Vienna
French city where popes and anti-popes resided during the Catholic schism
Avignon
Capital of the Byzantine empire
Constantinople
The world's most industrialized city in the first half of the 1800's
Manchester
Capital of the last Muslim emirate in Spain. It was "reconquered" in 1492
Granada
Defenestrations in this city led to the Thirty Years War
Prague
City where English archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered by Henry II
Canterbury
Former Russian capital on the Neva River
St. Petersburg
Canal city in Flanders - one of the chief commercial centers in
Northern Europe from around 1150-1500
Bruges
Slavic city, site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Sarajevo
Village in Belgium near where Napoleon met his final defeat
Waterloo
Once the largest shipbuilding city in the world. Where the Titanic was built
Belfast
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level 61
Mar 3, 2014
Please accept alternative spellings for Bruges, such as Brugge.
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level 54
Mar 3, 2014
Agree.
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level 55
Mar 6, 2014
Agree
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level 54
Jul 16, 2016
Agree
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level ∞
Aug 1, 2016
Okay
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level 76
Feb 23, 2019
Disaggree
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level 44
Mar 3, 2014
It's Granada. Grenada is a Caribbean island.
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level ∞
Mar 3, 2014
Fixed
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level 48
Jan 20, 2017
Like :)
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level 62
May 1, 2017
Also a name of a crappy Ford.
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level 83
Mar 3, 2014
Not sure if I should be surprised Byzantium isn't accepted. I mean, They Might Be Giants didn't even mention it...
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level 44
Mar 26, 2015
Accepted for what? :)
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level 39
Sep 12, 2016
Byzantium was the original name of the city before emperor Constantine changed it.
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level 44
Jan 20, 2019
Why should it be? It was never a capital when it was called Byzantium, it was renamed six years before the relocation and 71 years before Byzantine empire was even a thing.
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level 76
Feb 23, 2019
The Byzantine Empire was just the eastern half of the Roman Empire.
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level 41
Mar 3, 2014
Canterburry please?
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level 28
Mar 14, 2014
But it's spelt Canterbury...
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level 58
Mar 4, 2014
Kudos for including defenestration.
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level 44
Oct 9, 2014
Surely we all agree that Carthage is in Africa, don't we? Is it in this quiz because it can be considered "a city in European history" for its connection with Rome? But then we could also include Jerusalem (the crusades), Tel Aviv (founded by European Jews), New York or Cape Town (colonial expansions), Suez (the canal built by the French) etc etc...
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level 49
Jan 20, 2017
Yes, why didn't you include all cities from European history? You left out several hundred, maybe even thousands.
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level 67
Apr 6, 2019
Not Tinu's point.
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level 49
Mar 10, 2016
You should accept 'Firenze' for Florence because that's what it's called in most languages
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level ∞
Aug 1, 2016
Okay
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level 67
Jan 8, 2017
Should also accept 佛罗伦萨 as there are more Chinese than anyone else.
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level 45
Jan 20, 2017
Nice quiz but I've got an issue with a couple of these, firstly Carthage was not in Europe, I know it was important for European history but I'm sure that's true with a lot of other cities which are actually in Europe which could've been included in it's place. Secondly, Waterloo is not a city, it's even stated as a village in the clue so it shouldn't be included either!
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level 58
Jan 20, 2017
It's 'important to European history' not 'European cities.' The Rome/Carthage relationship is the defining conflict of the Republic, which makes Carthage hugely important to European history.
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level 49
Jan 20, 2017
The quiz is nice but no London, Paris or Berlin. I'm wondering, was it a deliberate choice?
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level 48
Jan 20, 2017
Probably, you don't want all the obvious choices.
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level 76
Jan 20, 2017
Why is "reconquered" in quotation marks?
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level 60
Jan 20, 2017
It was captured as part of the reconquista, which is the spanish for reconquest
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level 45
Jan 20, 2017
Not a big deal, but for most of the time St Petersburg was Russian capital it was called Petrograd, might be worth accepting?
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level 65
Feb 1, 2017
Second that. Petrograd was also the name of the city back when it was a capital and as you seem to accept the former names of the cities (Stalingrad for Volgograd), consistency requires the acceptance of Petrograd :)
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level 49
Feb 20, 2018
While I agree about the need to accept Petrograd and was about to comment on it myself, you're wrong about how long the city was called Petrograd. The name was only used for about 10 years and only 4 of those were as a capital as opposed to the 200 or so years the city was the capital of Russia as St. Petersburg (or Sankt Peterburg).
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level 64
Jun 28, 2017
Waterloo isn't technically a city... while Carthage is located in North Africa (but more acceptable than Waterloo)
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level 63
Apr 15, 2019
A little surprised that more people didn’t guess that the Archbishop of Canterbury was murdered in...Canterbury.
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level 46
Jun 6, 2019
I think Byzantium should be accepted