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The 17th Century Quiz

Based on the clues, guess these notable facts from 17th century history.
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Year
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1688
The Glorious Revolution brings this Dutch king to England
William of Orange
1687
This English scientist explains gravity
1683
This Middle East empire reaches its maximum territorial extent
1670
This fur trading company, Canada's oldest, is established
1666
A fire in Pudding Lane spreads and destroys much of this city
1662
This flightless bird of Mauritius goes extinct
1653
This white marble mausoleum is completed in Mughal India
1653
This military leader becomes Lord Protector of England
1618-1648
This war devastates most of Germany
1644
This dynasty comes to power in China
1643
This "Sun King" is crowned
1637
Dutch speculators go wild for this type of flower
1637
This philosopher writes "Cogito ergo sum" - I think, therefore I am
1633
This scientist is punished by the Roman Inquisition
for espousing heliocentrism
1620
This ship of Pilgrims lands in Massachusetts
1611
This very popular English bible is completed
1605
Miguel de Cervantes publishes this novel
1605
Guy Fawkes and other radicals launch this plot to blow up Parliament
Gunpowder Plot
1603
The Edo period begins in this country
1602-
This country dominates the spice trade
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level 39
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 70
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 73
Jun 24, 2014
You just answered your own question.
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level 38
Oct 5, 2014
I typed in Qin and didn't get it, and gave up. So there you go!
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level 72
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 48
Jun 24, 2014
Any chance of getting Manchu accepted for Qing. It's a bit old fashioned, I know, but I suspect most westerners would be more familiar with Manchu.
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level 70
Jun 24, 2014
I don't think this is accurate. Don't have anything to back that up with, though.
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level 76
Jun 24, 2014
Nope, pickelbarrel's got it right, the Qing dynasty started with the expulsion of Ming rule from Manchuria, and then spread to the rest of China (and Taiwan, Mongolia, and other areas surrounding them). Manchu dynasty is another name for the Qing.
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level 48
Jun 24, 2014
Also, part of the reason the Qing were overthrown in 1911 (and the Republic was established, until it was driven to Taiwan by the Communists in 1949) was because the Han majority were upset about being ruled by Manchus. A lot of important events and power-struggles in Chinese history were race-based, and sometimes still are, though I think most in the West forget that because we don't notice or identify many of the racial divides in the East.
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level 70
Jun 25, 2014
The part that I doubt is accurate is that most Westerners would guess Manchu before Qing. I know I didn't.
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level 57
Jun 25, 2014
I typed in Ming as my first guess. It's the only question I missed. I would never have come up with Qing. If Ming is the better known name for people above a certain age, it should be accepted.
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level 48
Jun 25, 2014
Sam, the discussion is about whether we should consider "Manchu" an alternate name for the Qing dynasty. The Ming dynasty was completely different. (It was the dynasty immediately before Qing). —— (Also, while the Qing dynasty was definitely Manchu, I would agree that Qing is the most appropriate name. I've only heard Manchu refer to the people, not the dynasty itself.)
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Jun 25, 2014
Manchu will work now.
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level 60
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 60
Jun 24, 2014
And all you needed to know about the foundation of Christianity from "the Life of Brian"? Should take making the religious based quizzes a hoot!!
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level 60
Jun 25, 2014
"Blessed are the cheesemakers, for they shall inherit the earth". Yep.
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level 69
Jun 24, 2014
I tried dutch for the spice trade and it didnt accept it... :(
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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 72
Jun 24, 2014
Too US-centric!! :-)
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level 70
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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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 76
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 72
Sep 30, 2014
Seventeen ;).
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level 58
Jan 10, 2015
Plus Louis XIX (disputed) and Louis Philippe :-)
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level 44
Feb 6, 2015
1605 is the year that the first part of Don Quijote was published. The second part was published in 1615 and there was an apocryphal sequel written sometime in between. Fun quiz!
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level 53
Aug 25, 2015
Could you please accept Don Quijote?
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level 70
May 9, 2017
and "Donkey Oats"
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level 66
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 55
Jan 31, 2017
1642 - Abel Tasman, the Dutch explorer, officially recognised as the first European to discover New Zealand.
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level 59
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 62
May 9, 2017
I am not going to argue...got all of them with 3.34 to spare :)
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level 46
May 9, 2017
Couldn't think of the Canadian fur company so I tried 'Molson'.
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level 45
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 50
May 9, 2017
Could you accept Don Quijote? It's the original title.
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