10 most difficult rulers riddlesHistory quiz
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.
Which Muslim country was the first to elect woman to head of government?
Noted for her charismatic authority, Benazir Bhutto was nicknamed "Iron Lady" because of her hard line against the trade unions and tough rhetorical opposition to her rivals. In 1988, she became the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state.
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.
What is the name of the ruling family of Monaco?
Grimaldis were once one of the most important families of Genoa. The House of Grimaldi provided several doges, ministers, cardinals and military officers of historical note. In 1395, the Grimaldis took possession of Monaco, which they then ruled as a condominium. This is the origin of today's principality.
Which dynasty has never ruled Poland?
House of Wettin
House of Valois
House of Anjou
House of Habsburg
Despite many attempts, Habsburgs have never ruled Poland. The list of kings of Poland includes Louis I of Hungary and Jadwiga of Poland from the House of Anjou, Augustus II and Augustus III from House of Wettin and Henry III of France from the House of Valois.
How long was the reign of Ramesses II?
Ramesses II was the third pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty of Egypt who reigned the Egyptian Empire from 1279–1213 BC. He is often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire.
Which country was ruled by this leader?
This is Mao Zedong's official portrait at Tiananmen gate. In the mid-1990s, Mao Zedong's picture began to appear on all new Renminbi currency. This was officially instituted as an anti-counterfeiting measure as Mao's face is widely recognized in contrast to the generic figures that appear in older currency.
Who is that?
James Charles Stuart
Oliver Cromwell was one of the principal commanders of the New Model Army, playing an important role under General Sir Thomas Fairfax in the defeat of the royalist forces during the English Civil War. After the war, he served as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1653 until his death.
Who was the longest-ruling non-royal national leader since 1900?
Fidel Castro ruled Cuba for 52 years (1959-2011). He was the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Commander in Chief of the country’s armed forces, Prime Minister (1959-1976) and President (1976-2008).