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What is the name of the first Viking who became the King of England?
Cnut the Great
William the Conqueror
Sweyn Forkbeard the King of Denmark and Norway in 1013 after many tries finally has conquered British soil and announced himself as the King of England. Another Vikings that became the King of England were his son Cnut and William the Conqueror.
When was Portugal ruled by Sancho I the Populator?
in 12th century
in 15th century
in 17th century
in 19th century
Even though king's nickname may suggest the era when Portuguese colonies were established, Sancho I actually ruled Portugal long before that - from 1185 to 1211. He populated remote areas of northern Portugal, notably with Flemish and Burgundian settlers - hence the nickname.
Which country was ruled by William the Sailor King?
During his youth, it was not expected that William, being the third son, would become a king. He served in the Royal Navy in the Caribbean. He inherited the throne at the age of 64, after his two elder brothers died without leaving legitimate successors
How Haile Selassie was known before his coronation as Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930?
Makumba Kambelele Kabumba
He had no name
Haile Selassie was born as Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael. As Governor of Harer, he became known as Ras Tafari Makonnen (Ras means Duke). Among the Rastafari movement, which began in Jamaica in 1930s, Haile Selassie is revered as the returned messiah of the Bible, God incarnate. Currently, the movement has between 200,000 and 800,000 followers worldwide.
Who was the first king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem?
Gotfryd de Bouillon
Alexios I Komnenos
Baldwin I of Jerusalem was one of the leaders of the First Crusade, who became the first Count of Edessa and then the second ruler and first titled King of Jerusalem. He was the brother of Godfrey of Bouillon, who was the first ruler of the crusader state of Jerusalem, although Godfrey refused the title of 'king' which Baldwin accepted.
Which king created and admired a regiment of giant soldiers?
William I of Prussia
Tsar Peter the Great
William of Orange
The king, who was about 1.6 meters himself, created a regiment called commonly called "Potsdam Giants", for which the required height was 1.88 meters, well above average then and now. William I loved the regiment - he trained and drilled it every day. He tried to obtain tall soldiers by any means - recruited tall mercenaries from all of Europe, received tall recruits as gifts from other monarchs, and even even kidnapped tall priests and monks.
In which city did Charlemagne, King of the Franks, reside?
Troyes (modern France)
Liege (modern Belgium)
Aachen (modern Germany)
The geography of the Kingdom of Franks varied over time, but it was centered on the Rhine and Meuse rivers in northern Europe. Charlemagne himself probably spoke a Rhenish Franconian dialect of Old High German. Eventually, the singular use of the name Francia shifted towards the region of Paris.
Which European King went down with his ship?
William the Conqueror
Bolesław II the Generous
Philip IV of France
Olaf Tryggvason was King of Norway from 995 to 1000. He died in the Battle of Svolder. Olaf fought to the last on his great vessel Ormrinn Langi ("Long Serpent"), the mightiest ship in the North, and finally leapt overboard and was seen no more. In later centuries, the saga descriptions of the battle have inspired a number of ballads and other works of literature.
Who was the shortest reigning monarch?
Pedro Lascuráin Paredes
Michael II Romanov
Louis Antoine of France,
Louis Antoine of France (1775-1844) was the eldest son of Charles X of France and the last Dauphin of France from 1824 to 1830. He was technically King of France and Navarre for less than 20 minutes before he himself abdicated, due to his father's abdication during the July Revolution in 1830. He never reigned over the country, but after his father's death in 1836, he was the legitimist pretender as Louis XIX.