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Timeline of the 15th Century

How well do you remember historical events from 1401 until 1500?
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Last updated: February 19, 2021
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1. Who did England fight in the Battle of Agincourt in 1413?
Denmark
Spain
France
Ireland
2. In 1415, who was burned at the stake for heresy against the doctrines of the Catholic Church?
Jan Hus
Giordano Bruno
John Calvin
Martin Luther
3. Which ruler started the famous navigational school in Lisbon in 1419?
Prince Henry
King Henry VII
King Charles I
King Ferdinand
4. Where was construction of the Forbidden City completed in 1420?
Jerusalem
Beijing
Athens
Rome
5. What city was Joan of Arc defending when she was captured?
Nice
Orleans
Rouen
Compiegne
6. What did the English find Joan of Arc guilty of?
Murder
Dressing like a man
Spying
High treason
7. In what famous battle did Joan of Arc lead the French to victory?
Battle of Ashdown
Battle of Agincourt
Siege of Orleans
Battle of Waterloo
8. How was Joan of Arc killed in 1431?
Hung
Drawn and quartered
Executed by guillotine
Burned alive at the stake
9. Who wrote the novel Dracula inspired by Vlad Tepes, the 15th-century Prince of Wallachia?
Mary Shelley
Bram Stoker
Shirley Jackson
Thomas Harris
10. What did Filippo Brunelleschi spend most of his life designing and building?
Florence Cathedral
Sistine Chapel
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica
11. Skanderbeg was a military commander who led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. Where was he from?
Romania
Albania
Russia
Greece
12. In which present day country was Machu Picchu constructed in 1450s?
Peru
Chile
Bolivia
Colombia
13. In what year the Ottoman Empire captured the city of Constantinople which ended the Eastern Roman Empire - Byzantium?
1444
1453
1425
1493
14. Which two houses in Medieval England fought for the throne in the Wars of the Roses?
Lancaster and York
Hastings and Byron
Tudor and Wessex
Windsor and Stuart
15. János Hunyadi was a leading military and political figure from which European country during the 15th century?
Bosnia
Ottoman Empire
Hungary
Poland
16. What artist worked for the Medici family in Florence and painted several portraits of them?
Masaccio
Sandro Botticelli
Raphael
Leonardo da Vinci
17. About how long did the Wars of the Roses last?
2 years
12 years
5 years
30 years
18. At which battle the War of the Roses came to an end?
Battle of Towdon
Battle of Normandy
Battle of Hastings
Battle of Bosworth
19. What new royal house took control at the end of the Wars of the Roses?
Tudor
Lancaster
Stuart
York
20. Who was the first European to sail around the southern tip of Africa (Cape of Good Hope) in 1488?
Vasco da Gama
Christopher Columbus
Bartolomeu Dias
Ferdinand Magellan
21. What were Hieronymus Bosch and Jan van Eyck known for?
Theology
Literature
Painting
Astronomy
22. The Vitruvian Man is a drawing made by which Italian artist in about 1490?
Leonardo da Vinci
Titian
Tintoretto
Masaccio
23. Why did Christopher Columbus set sails?
To find the North-western passage
To find a faster route to Asia
To discover North America
To find gold in new lands
24. In which present day county Christopher Columbus landed on his first voyage to America?
Haiti
Barbados
Cuba
The Bahamas
25. Which of the following ships did not belong to Christopher Columbus?
San Antonio
Santa Maria
Nina
Pinta
26. How many journeys made Christopher Columbus across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain?
2 journeys
6 journeys
10 journeys
4 journeys
27. Monarchs of which country finally defeated the Moors and ended the Reconquista in 1492?
Spain
France
Italy
England
28. What famous explorer did King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella authorize an expedition for in 1492?
Christopher Columbus
Ferdinand Magellan
Marco Polo
Vasco da Gama
29. Who discovered a sea route to India in 1497-1498?
Marco Polo
Vasco da Gama
James Cook
Francis Drake
30. What invention is most associated with Johannes Gutenberg?
Telephone
Light bulb
Printing press
Telescope
31. Which Spanish family produced two Popes in the 15th century?
Medici
Savonarola
Sforza
Borgia
32. What family ruled the city of Florence throughout the Renaissance?
Botticelli
Medici
Lorenzi
Tintoretto
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