Figures of the Middle Ages

We'll give you the birth and death year and their deeds, you give the name.
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King who expanded literacy among his people (849–899)
879-899
England
Alfred the Great
Heroine who was burned at the stake (1412-1431)
1412-1431
France
Joan of Arc
Byzantine emperor who built a small empire and made new laws
482–565
Byzantium
Justinian
Poet who wrote "The Canterbury Tales"
1343-1400
England
Chaucer
Mythical king of Briton, ruled from Camelot
?
England
Arthur
Pope, famous for his chants
540-604
Italy
Gregory the First
Norman King who conquered England
1028-1087
France/ England
William
Theologian, considered the Catholic Church's greatest scholar
1225-1274
Italy
Thomas Aquinas
Nun who wrote liturgy for the church
1098–1179
Germany
Hildegard
Christian King of France who conquered France an invented feudalism
748-814
France
Charlemagne
Merchant who left Europe to "discover" Asia to write about it in a book
1254-1324
Italy
Marco Polo
Ruthless king of nomadic raiders who established history's largest land empire
1162-1227
Mongolia
Genghis Khan
Arab merchant who founded one of the world's great religions
570-632
Arabia
Mohammed
Poet who wrote about the experiences of hell, purgatory and heaven
1265-1321
Italy
Dante
Lion-Hearted king who travelled on the Third Crusade
1157-1199
England
Richard the Lion-Hearted
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Level 51
Oct 13, 2016
Muhammad should be accepted.
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Level 84
Aug 5, 2021
I'm afraid this is not very good, as it is... It could be fixed though, and expanded to be less England-centric too ;) (I'm thinking of Otto I, Clovis, Francis of Assisi...).

First, you have to correct the Gregory one... The calendar is due to Gregory XIII, during the 16th century.

The Charlemagne one doesn't seem correct. He conquered much more than France, and I think it's bold to credit him with the invention of feudalism.

Some of the others are inaccurate (like the Justinian one) or a bit cliché. You really should read more about those people to make better clues.

I suggest to show more complete names: Geoffrey Chaucer, Hildegard of Bingen, William the Conqueror ; and to accept more type-ins (especially for Muhammad).

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Level 56
Aug 5, 2021
No-one describes or thinks of William the Conqueror as 'Viking' except by a loose ancestry association. He was a Norman. Justinian started his own empire? And Wrong Gregory!
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Level 77
Aug 5, 2021
The Viking King (from Denmark) who conquered England was Cnut, some 50 years before William (from Normandy) invaded England in 1066. The Normans and Vikings were not the same.