Influential People Quiz (600 AD-1600 AD)

Name these influential people who lived between 600 AD and 1600 AD
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Last updated: March 2, 2022
First submittedJanuary 8, 2022
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Invented the printing press
Johannes Gutenberg
Italian explorer who tried and failed to find a new route to Asia for spices
Christopher Columbus
Queen who united Spain with her marriage to King Ferdinand
Queen Isabella
Sought to reform the church causing the reformation
Martin Luther
Renaissance sculptor behind the statue David
Michelangelo
Starting from the steppes of Mongolia, he took over most of Asia
Genghis Khan
English playwright behind Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and many others
William Shakespeare
Pope who ordered the first crusade to take back the Holy Lands
Pope Urban II
Conquistador who took over the Incan Empire
Francisco Pizarro
Created laws of planetary motion
Johannes Kepler
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Empress of China during the Tang Dynasty, one of the most effective rulers in Chinese history
Empress Wu Zetian
Prototypical Renaissance man
Leonardo DaVinci
Sultan who united much of the Middle East and successfully repelled the Third Crusade
Saladin
The father of political science who wrote The Prince
Niccolo Machiavelli
Burned hundreds of dissenters at the stake in an attempt to reverse the English Reformation, which was started by her father Henry VIII
Queen Mary
The first Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne
Moroccan explorer and scholar
Ibn Battuta
Italian explorer who made it to China across the silk roads
Marco Polo
Chinese naval commander and explorer who made 7 journeys through much of the Indian Ocean
Zheng He
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Level 65
Feb 28, 2022
Cool quiz, spelling mistake on Francisco Pizarro though
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Level 72
Feb 28, 2022
Very Eurocentric, and the majority of these are renaissance figures. Any list of medieval influential figures without anybody from the Islamic Golden Age is severly lacking. Examples: Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ibn Al-Haytham, Al-Bairuni, Al-Farabi, Al-Razi, Al-Zahrawi, Al-Jazari, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Ibn Rushd (Averros), and Ibn Khaldun. I don't blame ya at all, cause these figures are rarely ever mentioned in Western history books, but their impact on science and philosophy was instrumental. I doubt that more than 10% of quiztakers would get some of these names if they were on the quiz.
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Level 88
Feb 28, 2022
Honestly the fact that Ibn Battuta is so low is shocking to me, he's one of the most famous historical Muslims in the west and only at 20%
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Level 72
Feb 28, 2022
There are also some reasonably well-known Islamic political figures that could be included, like Harun al-Rashid, Salahuddin (Saladin), and Mehmet the Conqueror.
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Level 54
Feb 28, 2022
Point taken- added in one of your suggestions
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Level 72
Mar 3, 2022
Thanks!
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Level 71
Feb 28, 2022
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