Famous People from the 15th Century AD

Guess the Names of these famous people, who lived in the 15th century AD
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Last updated: July 15, 2019
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King of Aragon, who married the Queen of Castille and finished the Reconquista
Ferdinand II of Aragon
Queen of Castille, who married the King of Aragon and finished the Reconquista
Isabella I of Castile
"The Maid of Orléans", who lifted the english siege of Orleans and was burned as a heretic by the English
Joan of Arc
Albanian general, who fought for and against the Ottomans and is admired as a national hero of Albania
Inventor of the printing press with movable letters
Johannes Gutenberg
Explorer from Genoa, who discovered America for Spain
Christopher Columbus
Early reformator in Bohemia, his execution caused a series of religious wars
Jan Hus
4. King of the Korean Joseon dynasty, who developed the Korean Writing System
Sejong the Great
Ruler of Walachia, who fought the Ottomans and is known as an inspiration for a Bram Stoker novel
Vlad the Impaler
Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea
Vasco da Gama
Banker in Florence, who patronaged Arts and was the first member of his family to gain de facto control of Florence
Cosimo de' Medici
Italian explorer, who explored South America, the continent was named after him
Amerigo Vespucci
Grand Prince of Moscow, who united Russia, defeated the Golden Horde and made Moscow the "Third Rome"
Ivan III
Ottoman Sultan, who conquered Constantinopel
Mehmed II.
Rich merchant and banker from Augsburg, who financed the HRE Emperors
Jakob Fugger
Portuguese general, who conquered trading posts like Goa, Hormuz and Malakka, a city in New Mexico is named after him
Afonso de Albuquerque
Ruler, who greatly expanded the Inca Empire and founded Machu Picchu
Pachacútec Yupanqui
Italian Polymath, who painted the Mona Lisa
Leonardo da Vinci
3. Emperor of the Ming dynasty, who founded Beijing, build the Forbidden City and financed the Treasure Fleet
Admiral of the Treasure Fleet, which traveled from China to South East Asia and the Indian Ocean
Zheng He
Level 52
Jul 29, 2021
Hey great quiz... but Albuquerque is not named after the portuguese admiral