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The 14th Century Quiz

Based on the clues, guess these notable facts from 14th century history.
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Last updated: June 22, 2017
First submittedMarch 31, 2014
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1397
First evidence of this predecessor to the piano
Harpsichord
Late 1300's
This author writes "The Canterbury Tales"
Geoffrey Chaucer
1382
John Wycliffe is the first person to translate this document into English
The Bible
1377
Richard II is the last English king to take his royal oath in this language
French
1309-1377
Popes shun Rome to live in this French city
Avignon
1370
After 100 years of rule, this group of foreign conquerors is expelled from China
Mongols
1360-
This "lame" ruler conquers most of Central Asia,
killing 5% of the world's population
Timur
1368
This dynasty comes to power in China
Ming
1356
This league of cities is formed for the purpose of trade
on the North and Baltic Seas
Hanseatic League
1337
The beginning of this long-lasting war between England and France
Hundred Years' War
1347-1351
This pandemic kills perhaps 40% of Europe's population
Black Death
1328
This King, called "The Bruce", leads Scotland to independence from England
Robert the Bruce
1325
The Aztec city of Tenochtitlan is founded on the site of this modern-day city
Mexico City
1324
This empire in northwest Africa annexes the city of Timbuktu
Mali
1308
This Italian poet begins work on his "Divine Comedy"
Dante
1307
This knightly order is surpressed in France, with many burned at the stake
Knights Templar
1300's
This Germanic order conquers much of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia
Teutonic Knights
1300's
This period of global cooling begins. It would last 500 years
Little Ice Age
1300's
This cultural "rebirth" begins in Florence, Italy
The Renaissance
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level 73
Apr 1, 2014
As a Ram's fan, my brain went a TOTALLY different direction and I actually typed Isaac the Bruce. Whoops.
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level 78
May 2, 2014
Tamerlane should be accepted for Timur.
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level ∞
May 2, 2014
It is, of course
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level 69
Jun 22, 2017
You should also accept "Timur Leste"
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level 76
Jun 22, 2017
No, because it's East Timur.
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level 72
Feb 14, 2017
He seemed like such a nice guy, not counting the 17 millions people he slaughtered. ("let's not be bickering and arguing over who killed who...")
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level 69
Feb 22, 2017
^^ *snort"
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level 55
May 19, 2014
Why would an English king take his oath in French?
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level 44
Aug 20, 2014
Pretty much the whole of England was French after the Conquest. That's where English gets its Latin/Romance influence.
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level 74
Aug 20, 2014
Formally, and rather quaintly, the Royal Assent to bills that have gone through the various stages in Parliament is still read in Norman-French.
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level 71
Sep 18, 2014
Well not the whole of England, but certainly the ruling class was. The vast majority of subjects spoke only English. Legal proceedings were in what we now call "Law French," which left us terms such as "mortgage" and "jury," to name a few.
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level 74
Jun 26, 2017
Not my joke - The shortest history of English language: "It was invented by the French."
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level 37
Aug 12, 2014
My city was part of the 'Hanseatic League'. However we know it simply as the Hanze. I had never heard of the term 'Hanseatic'. As far as I know the Hanze is the proper English name, and should be accepted.
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level 82
Aug 20, 2014
I only knew it as the Hansa Union. Thus I wish "Hansa" to be accepted. I tried "Hansaic" to make it fit the clue, but no cigar.
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level ∞
Aug 21, 2014
Hanse or Hansa will work now.
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level 56
Aug 28, 2016
To be fair Hanseatic is the proper term. In English, we would also call it the Hansa, but never the Hanze.
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level 56
Jun 22, 2017
Hanza is NOT a term used in English. Hansa maybe, but it's usually called the Hanseatic League.
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level 77
Aug 20, 2014
Couldn't recall the name of the league but got the rest. Surprised that more people knew that than know of Tamerlane or where Timbuktu is.
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level 59
Aug 20, 2014
Luthuania =)
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level 68
May 6, 2015
Lol agreed
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level 76
Jun 22, 2017
Coming up to the third anniversary of this comment. That's a long-lived typo.
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level ∞
Jun 22, 2017
Finally fixed it.
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level 49
Aug 21, 2014
Accept "Mexico" for the Aztec question? You do state "modern-day city", so the city portion should be implied...
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level ∞
Oct 15, 2016
Okay
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level 42
Aug 23, 2014
sadly Justice league was not accepted ;)
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level 67
Feb 10, 2016
Is it saying something about the 14th century that the image for this quiz is a skeleton?
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level 64
Jun 22, 2017
Mind accepting cembalo for harpsichord and Alighieri for Dante?
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level 71
Jun 22, 2017
Definitely Alighieri for Dante
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level 78
Jun 22, 2017
The "Luthuania" typo lives on.
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level 59
Jun 24, 2017
I typed 'Chaucer' and was puzzled. Though my memory was starting to go...which isn't a good thing at my age. Could you accept 'Chaucer' alone?
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level 74
Jun 26, 2017
Chaucer is accepted, you must have typed something else.
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level 65
Jul 27, 2017
In the 4th to last question, about the Knights Templar, you've written "surpressed" instead of "suppressed".
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level 45
Feb 14, 2018
Should accept Mel Gibson for "the Bruce"
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level 79
Aug 6, 2018
William Wallace =/= Robert the Bruce
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level 52
Oct 28, 2018
not the same.....
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level 79
Aug 6, 2018
Is there a particular reason the Bible is referred to as a "document" in the clue? That threw me for a bit.
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level 71
Oct 1, 2019
document (n). a piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.
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