Top 10 history of France facts Selected as the most interesting among France related questions in France quiz Who brought Mona Lisa to France?Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo spent his last years in France at the home awarded him by Francis I. He brought three masterpieces: Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist.Created by: KasiaLeonardo da Vinci facts » 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.orgParis facts » 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.orgkings of Europe facts » 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: KasiaBerlin facts » 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: Teddyhistory of North America facts » 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.orgkings facts » 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 Diễmcomic books facts » 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: naypaxItaly facts » Who was titled "dauphin" in France?Heir to the throne. The title was automatically conferred upon the next heir apparent to the French throne in the direct line upon birth, accession of the parent to the throne, or death of the previous Dauphin, unlike the English title Prince of Wales, which has always been in the gift of the monarch.Created by: globalquiz.orgMiddle Ages facts » 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.orgmonuments facts » Play France quiz and see all the questions.