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History of Paris

Can you guess these facts about the history of Paris?
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Last updated: November 28, 2017
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Civilization that established the city of Lutetia in 52 AD
The Romans
Tribe, led by Clovis, which made Paris its capital in 511 AD
The Franks
Group of people who attacked Paris several times in the 800s, burning many of its churches
Vikings
Group whose leaders were burned at the stake on the orders of King Philip in 1307
Knights Templar
Gothic cathedral completed in 1345 after nearly 200 years of construction
Notre-Dame
de Paris
Group of people who were killed in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572
Huguenots
Beverage which became popular in Paris in 1669 after a visit from the Ottoman ambassador
Coffee
Underground location where 6 million sets of human remains were
transferred in the 18th century
The Catacombs
Aerial invention demonstrated by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783
Hot Air Balloon
Prison stormed by a mob on July 14, 1789
Bastille
Queen who was beheaded in 1793
Marie Antoinette
Royal palace turned into an art museum in 1793
The Louvre
Annual art exhibition which was organized by the Académie des Beaux-Arts
The Salon
Type of wide roads which were built during Haussmann's renovation of
Paris from 1853–1870
Boulevards
Country which besieged and captured Paris in 1871
Prussia
Radical socialist government which ruled Paris for sixty days in 1871
Paris Commune
The world's tallest man-made structure from 1889–1930
Eiffel Tower
Type of dancing you would you be likely to see at the Moulin Rouge around
the turn of the century
Can-Can
Race held for the first time in 1903, starting and ending in Paris
Tour de France
Satiric newspaper which was attacked by terrorists after printing a cartoon of Mohammad
Charlie Hebdo
6 Comments
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Level 82
Nov 27, 2017
Missed questions about art, dancing, and socialists. After answers revealed saw I should have known all 3, or at least I'd heard the answers before.
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Level 78
Nov 28, 2017
I think the Lutetia question is misleading. The Romans did not found Lutetia: it already existed and it had Gallic or Celtic origins. The only thing that happened in 52AC is that the city was occupied by the Romans.

Also, the "franks" question should also accept "merovingians" and "salians".

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Level 82
Dec 2, 2017
Frequently when Romans would conquer an area they would found cities in areas where locals had already established small farms, settlements, or villages. Sometimes they would use local names for the Roman city.
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Level 80
May 5, 2021
I also tried Merovingian and Salian before I thought of the more generic Franks.
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Level 83
Apr 15, 2019
It hurts the heart to see Notre Dame burned today. Such an inspiring place.
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Level 70
Jun 20, 2020
Several pages in the wikipedia refer to the year 508 AD when Paris became the main recidence of Clovis. Just said, but I did not further research on that date.