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The 17th Century Quiz

Based on the clues, guess these notable facts from 17th century history.
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Last updated: August 31, 2016
First submittedMarch 30, 2014
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Year
Description
Answer
1688
The Glorious Revolution brings this Dutch king to England
William of Orange
1687
This English scientist explains gravity
Isaac Newton
1683
This Middle East empire reaches its maximum territorial extent
Ottoman Empire
1670
This fur trading company, Canada's oldest, is established
Hudson's Bay Company
1666
A fire in Pudding Lane spreads and destroys much of this city
London
1662
This flightless bird of Mauritius goes extinct
Dodo
1653
This white marble mausoleum is completed in Mughal India
Taj Mahal
1653
This military leader becomes Lord Protector of England
Oliver Cromwell
1618-1648
This war devastates most of Germany
Thirty Years' War
1644
This dynasty comes to power in China
Qing
1643
This "Sun King" is crowned
Louis XIV
1637
Dutch speculators go wild for this type of flower
Tulip
1637
This philosopher writes "Cogito ergo sum" - I think, therefore I am
René Descartes
1633
This scientist is punished by the Roman Inquisition
for espousing heliocentrism
Galileo Galilei
1620
This ship of Pilgrims lands in Massachusetts
Mayflower
1611
This very popular English bible is completed
King James Version
1605
Miguel de Cervantes publishes this novel
Don Quixote
1605
Guy Fawkes and other radicals launch this plot to blow up Parliament
Gunpowder Plot
1603
The Edo period begins in this country
Japan
1602-
This country dominates the spice trade
Netherlands
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level 56
Jun 24, 2014
The answer should be "Thirty Years' War", with the apostrophe.
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level ∞
Jun 25, 2014
Fixed
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level 77
Jun 24, 2014
Hey! Finally a quiz where Newton describes gravity rather than inventing it. Huzzah!
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level 50
Jun 24, 2014
Oh yeah.
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level 43
Jun 24, 2014
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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level 77
Jun 24, 2014
You just answered your own question.
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level 48
Oct 5, 2014
I typed in Qin and didn't get it, and gave up. So there you go!
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level 40
Mar 31, 2018
The Qin were the first chinese dynasty, while the Qing are the last.
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level 69
Apr 10, 2018
First imperial dynasty. There were the Zhou, Shang and possibly the Xia.
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level 76
May 9, 2017
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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level 65
Jun 24, 2014
"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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level 71
Jun 24, 2014
I tried dutch for the spice trade and it didnt accept it... :(
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level 61
Sep 5, 2019
it specifically asks for the country.
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level 53
Jun 24, 2014
Would like to see more questions that include more of the world. Too much is focused on Europe as usual.
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level 80
Jun 24, 2014
Too US-centric!! :-)
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level 76
Oct 27, 2015
The 17th century /was/ focused on Europe. It owned really quite a lot of the world back then.
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level ∞
Aug 31, 2016
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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level 82
Jun 26, 2014
Ming, Ting, Ling, Ping, Xing... Nope. Gave up too early :P
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level 44
Jun 29, 2014
Shouldn't accept Louis for Louis XIV. There were sixteen of them, after all.
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level 78
Sep 30, 2014
Seventeen ;).
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level 65
Jan 10, 2015
Plus Louis XIX (disputed) and Louis Philippe :-)
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level 55
Aug 25, 2015
Could you please accept Don Quijote?
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level 77
May 9, 2017
and "Donkey Oats"
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level 71
May 9, 2017
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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level 62
Jan 31, 2017
1642 - Abel Tasman, the Dutch explorer, officially recognised as the first European to discover New Zealand.
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level 66
May 9, 2017
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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level 38
Sep 12, 2018
My question: Why is it that when it comes to William of Orange, you refuse to "Willem", which is his name? - Or more correctly: Willem van Oranje. Yet you accept innumerable type-in for other names? Mao Tse Tung, Zedong, Mao, Qing, Manchu, Zhou, Quixote, Quijote...?
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level 68
May 9, 2017
I am not going to argue...got all of them with 3.34 to spare :)
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level 49
May 9, 2017
Couldn't think of the Canadian fur company so I tried 'Molson'.
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level 43
May 9, 2017
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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level 74
Oct 23, 2018
The dispute wasn't about flat earth (debunked since antiquity) but about heliocentrism as the bible says the sun goes around the earth
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level 56
May 9, 2017
Could you accept Don Quijote? It's the original title.
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level 76
Feb 5, 2018
As far as I know, Descartes wrote "je pense donc je suis" in 1637, translating it into Latin only in later works.
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level 38
Jun 11, 2018
Given that Descartes was French, your comment makes sense.