The 9th and 10th Century

Can you guess these notable people, places, and things from the years 801–1000?
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Last updated: September 6, 2018
First submittedJuly 18, 2018
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Year
Description
Answer
996
This present-day country is named for the first time - as "Ostarrîchi"
Austria
982
Erik the Red settles on this island
Greenland
978
Construction begins on St. Mark's Basilica in this city
Venice
969
This African city is founded by the Fatimid general Jawhar
Cairo
961
The Byzantines reconquer this Mediterranean island
Crete
960
This "musical" Chinese dynasty is established
Song
958
This Danish king gains power... 1,039 years later, a wireless technology
would be named after him
Harald Bluetooth
944
This city becomes capital of the Khmer Empire
Angkor
878
This great Anglo-Saxon king defeats the heathen army at the Battle of Edington
Alfred the Great
874
Ingólfr Arnarson becomes the first person to settle on this island
(according to the sagas)
Iceland
850
The Abbasid Caliphate reaches its greatest extent. This city is its capital.
Baghdad
845
This city on the Seine is sacked by the Vikings
Paris
843
Kenneth MacAlpin I becomes the first king of this country
Scotland
829
This national animal of Wales appears for the first time
Welsh Dragon
820
This branch of equation-solving mathematics is invented by
Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī
Algebra
814
This great Frankish ruler dies
Charlemagne
800s
This system, where vassals pay homage to lords, becomes
common in Western Europe
Feudalism
800s
This Mesoamerican society collapses. We're still trying to figure out why.
Classic Maya
800s
While looking for an elixir of immortality, Chinese alchemists invent this
mortality-causing substance
Gunpowder
800s
This number is "invented" in India
Zero
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Level 76
Aug 4, 2018
There's a typo in "basilica".
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Level 76
Aug 4, 2018
Otherwise, very enjoyable quiz, I liked the international mix of questions (without it becoming too obscure).
+1
Level ∞
Aug 4, 2018
Fixed the misspelling
+4
Level 72
Aug 4, 2018
Really enjoyable quiz - good mix of questions. Would it be possible to change "alchemists discover" to "alchemists create," or something similar, though? I spent ages trying as many toxic elements, minerals, etc. as I could remember, on the basis that it was a naturally occurring substance.
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Level 82
Aug 4, 2018
OK, as long as you're fixing misspellings ... elixir! And I agree with the comment that the clue should read "invent this mortality-causing substance".
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Level 71
Aug 4, 2018
Have to agree with "invent". By "discover" I was trying to thinking of a drug that killed instead of prolonged life.
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Level 71
Aug 5, 2018
Love the mix of questions. Makes me wonder what al gebra means :)
+3
Level 75
Aug 6, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_algebra#Etymology
+6
Level 81
Aug 16, 2018
Makes me wonder what go ogle means.
+5
Level 49
Sep 14, 2018
Move elsewhere to stare at in a lecherous or otherwise inappropriate manner.
+2
Level 59
Sep 13, 2018
The "musical" Chinese dynasty rhymes with "zone" and "bone"
+6
Level 66
Sep 13, 2018
I kept thinking "king wifi?"
+5
Level 81
Sep 13, 2018
He displaced many peoples, quite the router.
+2
Level 71
Dec 17, 2018
it's so cool how the Danes could connect their smartphones so soon in history
+1
Level 49
Sep 14, 2018
This quiz could use maybe one more minute. I have some knowledge of this stuff, but the clues are long and the answers take a bit to remember.
+1
Level ∞
Jan 15, 2019
Added an extra minute
+2
Level 70
Jan 3, 2019
Please change the mathematics one to “re-invented” or “re-discovered” as the Greeks had already invented algebra a long time before then; it had just been lost to Europeans (barring the Byzantines) since the fall of Rome.
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Level 77
Feb 7, 2020
I just kept thinking about how useless everybody's smartphones must've been back then, before the invention the satellite.