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A 17th-Century History Quiz

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Year
Hint
Answer
1601
Michael the Brave unifies this country
Romania
1601-1603
Russia experiences this, killing perhaps one third of its population
Famine
1602
This trading company is formed. Its name is sometimes abbreviated to VOC.
Dutch East India Company
1603
King James I is crowned, creating a union between these countries
England
Scotland
1603
This shogun comes to power in Japan, ushering in a long period of peace and stability
Tokugawa Ieyasu
1608
This Canadian city is founded by Samuel de Champlain
Quebec City (QuƩbec)
1613
This dynasty comes to power in Russia after the end of the Time of Troubles
Romanov
1618
The Bohemian Revolt precipitates this war
Thirty Years' War
1620
The Catholic League crushes the above revolt in this battle
Battle of White Mountain
1622
Persia takes this important island from Portugal
Hormuz
1624-1642
During this chief minister's tenure, France becomes a heavily centralised state
Cardinal Richelieu
1632
This Protestant leader defeats the Catholics in his last battle
Gustavus Adolphus
1632
Work begins on this mausoleum in Agra
Taj Mahal
1636
This famous university is founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Harvard University
1642
The English Civil War begins between these two sides
Royalists
Parliamentarians
Year
Hint
Answer
1643
This king rises to the throne of France. His reign saw several aggressive military campaigns, centralisation of power and religious crackdowns.
Louis XIV
1644
This ethnic group founds the Qing dynasty in China
Manchu
1648
This treaty ends the Thirty Years' War
Peace of Westphalia
1648-1653
This period of internal conflict in France begins
Fronde
1652
This city is founded by the Dutch East India Company
Cape Town
1658
This person deposes his father to become ruler of the Mughal Empire
Aurangzeb
1661
This emperor rises to the throne of China
Kangxi Emperor
1663
This scientist observes cells under a microscope
Robert Hooke
1665
This city suffers a plague, then a fire the next year
London
1667-1699
This war halts the Ottoman advance into Europe
War of the Holy League
1670
This trading company is founded. It continues to operate to the present day.
Hudson's Bay Company
1674
This empire is founded. It would play a large role in undermining the Mughals.
Maratha Empire
1687
Isaac Newton publishes this work
PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica
1688
The Glorious Revolution starts with this country invading England
Netherlands
1688-1697
This war rages in Europe as an attempt to stop French expansion
Nine Years' War
1692
Witch trials happen in this town
Salem
1697
First ever match of this sport happens in Sussex
Cricket
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