History of France questions This is a list of recently added questions about history of France. Play history of France quiz and see all the questions. In how many coffins was Napoléon Bonaparte buried?6. In 1840 Napoléon Bonaparte was buried under the Dôme des Invalides- large church in Paris. The sarcophagus was put up on a green granite pedestal and contains a nest of six coffins: one made of soft iron, another of mahogany, two others of lead, one of ebony and finally the last one of oak.Created by: jonanionhard 51% 1139433103644417661952death riddles » Of what descent was the Bonaparte house?Italian. Napoleon Bonaparte was born as Napoleone di Buonaparte on the island of Corsica. He was derived from an italian aristocratic family. His ancestor, Francesco Buonaparte, moved from Liguria to Corsica, which was at the time a part of the Republic of Genoa, in the 16th century.Created by: naypaxaverage 63% ItalianItalian3389BurgundianBurgundian818CatalonianCatalonian844North-AfricanNorth-African275Italy riddles » Among which historic people, given names were mostly ending with "ix" sufix? (like Asterix and Obelix)There were no such people. The "ix" ending alludes to the "rix" suffix present in the names of Gaulish chieftains such as Vercingetorix or Ambiorix. However, the meaning of "rix" was "king", so no such suffix was ever present among the names of common folk.Created by: Nguyễn Ngọc Diễmvery hard 25% RomansRomans277GaulsGauls2362GermansGermans129There were no such peopleThere were no such people944comic books riddles » Which king claimed he was made of glass and could not be touched?Charles VI of France. Charles VI, known as "Charles the Mad" ruled France in the midst of the Hundred Years' War. He suffered from periods of mental illness, which had been passed on for several generations through his mother, Joanna of Bourbon. During an episode in 1395–96 he claimed he was Saint George and did not know his wife or children. In 1405, he refused to bathe or change clothes for five months. The entrances of his residence were walled up to keep him inside.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 62% Gustaf VI Adolf of SwedenGustaf VI Adolf of Sweden1105Ferdinand VI of SpainFerdinand VI of Spain1178Henry VI of EnglandHenry VI of England1190Charles VI of FranceCharles VI of France5797kings riddles » What flag is that?French. The current Tricolour flag of France has been adopted after the French Revolution. Before that, the royal government used many flags, the best known being a blue shield and yellow fleur-de-lis on a white background. The French flag of a white cross on a blue field is still seen on some flags derived from it, such as those of Quebec and Martinique.Created by: Riho Ishiihard 48% SwedishSwedish2095ScottishScottish3266FrenchFrench5404RussianRussian355flags riddles » Which battle does the French Foreign Legion celebrate each year?The battle of Camarón (Mexico). On 30 April 1863 a small infantry patrol of French Foreign Legion, numbering 62 soldiers and three officers was attacked and besieged by a force that may have eventually reached 3,000 Mexican infantry and cavalry. They made a defensive stand at the nearby Hacienda Camarón, with a plan to occupy Mexican forces to prevent attacks against the nearby French supply convoy. Only two legionnaires survived, but they stopped Mexicans for the whole day and reached their goal.Created by: Teddyvery hard 35% battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)723battle of Borodino (Russia)battle of Borodino (Russia)603battle of the Somme (France)battle of the Somme (France)2404the battle of Camarón (Mexico)the battle of Camarón (Mexico)2082history of North America riddles » Who ordered the construction of Arc de Triomphe in Paris?Napoleon Bonaparte. The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. It was commissioned in 1806 after the victory at Austerlitz by Emperor Napoleon at the peak of his fortunes.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 69% Julius CaesarJulius Caesar592CharlemagneCharlemagne478Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte3537Charles de GaulleCharles de Gaulle452Paris riddles » Berlin Quadriga was once looted by invading army that captured Berlin. Where was it taken to?Paris. After the 1806 Prussian defeat, Napoleon was the first to use the Brandenburg Gate for a triumphal procession and took the Quadriga to Paris. It was restored in 1814, after Napoleon's defeat and the Prussian occupation of Paris.Created by: Kasiahard 47% MoscowMoscow4613WarsawWarsaw804ParisParis5984StockholmStockholm1327Berlin riddles » In which city did Charlemagne, King of the Franks, reside?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.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 50% ParisParis1771Troyes (modern France)Troyes (modern France)3362Liege (modern Belgium)Liege (modern Belgium)2336Aachen (modern Germany)Aachen (modern Germany)7732kings of Europe riddles » French Open, a major tennis tournament is named after French aviator Roland-Garros. What did he do?He flew across the Mediterranean Sea. Roland Garros gained fame for making the flight from Fréjus in France to Bizerte in Tunisia. The following year, Garros joined the French army at the outbreak of World War I. Garros is sometimes erroneously called the world's first fighter ace. In fact, he shot down only four aircraft; the definition of "ace" is five or more victories.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 39% he invented a monoplanehe invented a monoplane909he flew from Paris to Londonhe flew from Paris to London4574he flew across the Mediterranean Seahe flew across the Mediterranean Sea4871he became the first fighter ace of WWIhe became the first fighter ace of WWI1869tennis riddles » Play France quiz and see all the questions.