History questions This is a list of recently added questions about history. Play history quiz and see all the questions. Which European was the first to discover America?Bjarni Herjólfsson. Bjarni was heading to Greenland to visit his father in 986, when he drifted south and found himself near the coast of today Canada. Despite his crew eagerness, he refused to land and only attested the discovery of a land full of trees and hills.Created by: smyruvery hard 25% Bjarni HerjólfssonBjarni Herjólfsson542Marco PoloMarco Polo169Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus1051Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci375discoverers riddles » Where was Galileo buried?In Basilica di Santa Croce de Florence. Galileo was eventually convicted by the Inquisition for house arrest and not affiliated with the rest of Florence, where he remained under the care of the Medici. He was buried in the church of Santa Croce in Florence (Foggia tomb of 1737).Created by: 19Matias99hard 44% in Notre-Dame de Parisin Notre-Dame de Paris938in Basilica di Santa Croce de Florencein Basilica di Santa Croce de Florence2379in Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiorein Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore1529in Sagrada Familia de Barcelonain Sagrada Familia de Barcelona482renessaince riddles » What country was Wroclaw a capital of?Prussia. Conquer of Silesia was such a significant gain to the Kingdom of Prussia that shortly after Wroclaw (known as Breslau at the time) was elevated to the third capital of the state alongside Königsberg and Berlin. The official title was the Royal and Residential City of Wroclaw (ger. Königliche Haupt- und Residenzstadt Breslau).Created by: Oskar Dewerendavery hard 15% PolandPoland23CzechiaCzechia78PrussiaPrussia99NoneNone419Poland riddles » Where was Dutch colony New Holland located in?North America. The main port of New Holland was New Amsterdam. The colony had existed since 1616 till 1664, when it was occupied by Englishmen, and New Amsterdam became New York.Created by: smyruhard 49% South AfricaSouth Africa1109North AmericaNorth America3694West AfricaWest Africa993SurinamSurinam1615Netherlands riddles » Which country apart from England, France, Portugal and Netherlands established a colony in India?Denmark. The colony was run by Danish East India Company with headquarters in Tranguebar (currently Tarangambadi) nearby Madras (Chennai) that was later settled by English.Created by: smyruvery hard 38% SpainSpain2149SwedenSweden512DenmarkDenmark2504GermanyGermany1299Denmark riddles » Rome has never been sacked byCarthaginians. During the migration period Rome was sacked by Visigoths in 410, Vandals 45 years later. Four centuries later Arabs also plundered the Eternal City. Carthaginians led by Hannibal never conquered the city despite invading most of Italy.Created by: smyruvery hard 39% VandalsVandals516VisigothsVisigoths694CarthaginiansCarthaginians2708ArabsArabs2868ancient history riddles » Which university in Europe is the oldest?Bologne University (1088) is the oldest university in Europe. It was established in Constantinople in 849. Created by: szymekvery hard 32% Oxford UniversityOxford University1035Bologne UniversityBologne University1948Sorbonne UniversitySorbonne University1258Padova UniversityPadova University1732Middle Ages riddles » Sicily was never ruled byTurks. Through its history Sicily was ruled by Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Normans, Germans, French, and Aragon. However it has never been conquered by Osman Empire despite its vicinity. Created by: smyruhard 48% VandalsVandals406ArabsArabs423NormansNormans823TurksTurks1546history of Europe riddles » Who introduced the Fibonacci numbers?Leonardo of Pisa, also known as Leonardo Fibonacci, Leonardo Pisano Bigollo. His 1202 book Liber Abaci introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics, although the sequence had been described earlier as Virahanka numbers in Indian mathematics.Created by: Olavery hard 37% Edouard LucasEdouard Lucas167CartesiusCartesius410Gottfried Wilhelm LeibnizGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz421Leonardo of PisaLeonardo of Pisa599mathematics riddles » Which country was formerly named East Pakistan?Bangladesh. Between 1947-1971, the current country of Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan, known as the East Pakistan. It was the largest, the most populated and the richest region of Pakistan, completely separated from the rest of the country. In 1971, after 9-month-long war for independence, the province was changed into the independent country of Bangladesh.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 53% MyanmarMyanmar473NepalNepal476BangladeshBangladesh1740AfghanistanAfghanistan580historical names riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.