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Timeline of the 16th Century

How well do you remember historical events from 1501 until 1600?
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Last updated: February 18, 2021
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1. Which Portuguese navigator claimed Brazil for Portugal?
Bartolomeu Dias
Pedro Álvares Cabral
Diogo Cão
Vasco da Gama
2. Astrologer, physician and reputed seer Nostradamus was born in 1503. Where was he from?
Italy
Greece
France
Spain
3. Who painted "La Gioconda?"
Michelangelo
Leonardo da Vinci
Sandro Botticelli
Raphael
4. Who proclaimed the Sun the center of the Solar system in 1512?
Nicolaus Copernicus
Galileo Galilei
Tycho Brahe
Johannes Kepler
5. Who wrote "Utopia" and published it in 1516?
Martin Luther
Thomas More
Thomas Becket
Francis Bacon
6. Capital of which empire was Tenochtitlan before was conquered by Spain?
Inca
Navajo
Aztec
Maya
7. Under which Ottoman ruler did the Empire reached its peak?
Suleiman I the Magnificent
Selim I the Strong
Bayezid II the Saint
Mustafa I the Mad
8. Who painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling?
Donatello
Leonardo da Vinci
Michelangelo
Giotto
9. Which explorer is known for defeating the Aztec Empire and taking Mexico in the name of Spain in 1521?
Hernan Cortes
Amerigo Vespucci
Francisco Pizarro
John Cabot
10. Who completed the first circumnavigation of the globe in a single expedition after its captain, Ferdinand Magellan, was killed?
Juan Sebastián Elcano
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Juan Ponce de León
Hernando de Soto
11. Where was Ferdinand Magellan killed in a battle in 1521?
Brazil
Philippines
Argentina
New Zealand
12. Who won the Battle of Mohács in 1526?
Holy Roman Empire
Ottoman Empire
Kingdom of Hungary
Kingdom of Poland
13. Who conquered the Inca Empire in 1532?
Amerigo Vespucci
Hernan Cortes
Christopher Columbus
Francisco Pizarro
14. What was the capital of Inca Empire?
Tulum
Guadalajara
Cusco
Macchu Picchu
15. How long Queen Elizabeth I held the English throne?
22 years
33 years
11 years
44 years
16. What was it that Queen Elizabeth I said she was married to?
France
Church
Her country
Parliament
17. What form of fine art is the Elizabethan Era most famous for?
Literature
Painting
Theatre
Ballet
18. Who was the first Queen of England to be executed in 1536?
Lady Jane Grey
Anne Boleyn
Catherine of Aragon
Catherine Howard
19. Which French explorer claimed Canada for France in 1536?
Samuel de Champlain
Jacques Cartier
Jacques Marquette
Jacques Cousteau
20. What was Martin Luther famous for?
Medicine
Painting
Reformation
Astronomy
21. Who was the first Tsar of Russia?
Nicholas II
Peter the Great
Feodor I
Ivan the Terrible
22. What was Gerardus Mercator famous for?
Philosophy
Writing
Music
Carthography
23. Which pope introduced his calendar in 1582 that is being used to present day?
Sixtus V
Pius IV
Julius III
Gregory XIII
24. What colony was the first attempt by the English to establish a colony in the Americas in 1585?
New Netherland
Plymouth
Roanoke
Jamestown
25. Williams Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" was published in 1597. How that tragedy ends?
Romeo dies, Juliet stays alive
They both die
They lived happily ever after
Juliet dies, Romeo stays alive
26. Who was burned at the stake for heresy in Rome for believing that the universe is infinite and that other solar systems exist?
Michel de Montaigne
Giordano Bruno
Antoine Lavoisier
Jean Bodin
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