10 most difficult kings riddles A list of kings related questions that are most often answered incorrectly History quiz Which country was ruled by William the Sailor King?United Kingdom. During his youth, it was not expected that William, being the third son, would became 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.very hard 29% PortugalPortugal44%SpainSpain13%United KingdomUnited Kingdom29%NorwayNorway12%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4061 answers in 2 languages »kings of Europe riddles » When was Portugal ruled by Sancho I the Populator?In 12th century. Even though king's nickname may suggest the era when Portuguese colonies were estabilished, 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.very hard 33% in 12th centuryin 12th century33%in 15th centuryin 15th century41%in 17th centuryin 17th century22%in 19th centuryin 19th century2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4095 answers in 2 languages »history of Portugal riddles » How many cities did Alexander the Great found that were named after him?20. Alexander the Great founded or repopulated about 20 cities throughout Eurasia and named them all after him, the most famous being Alexandria, Egypt.very hard 38% 5518%101022%151521%202038%Created by: Roy Zhu. Statistics based on 3555 answers in 2 languages »explorers riddles » How was Haile Selassie known before his coronation to Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930?Ras Tafari. 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.hard 41% Haile SeHaile Se17%Ras TafariRas Tafari41%Makumba Kambelele KabumbaMakumba Kambelele Kabumba26%He had no nameHe had no name14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6692 answers in 2 languages »Ethiopia riddles » Which king created and admired a regiment of giant soldiers?William I of Prussia. 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.hard 48% William I of PrussiaWilliam I of Prussia48%Tsar Peter the GreatTsar Peter the Great19%Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte12%William of OrangeWilliam of Orange19%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 5506 answers in 2 languages »history 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.hard 50% ParisParis11%Troyes (modern France)Troyes (modern France)22%Liege (modern Belgium)Liege (modern Belgium)15%Aachen (modern Germany)Aachen (modern Germany)50%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14578 answers in 2 languages »history of France riddles » Where was Henry the Navigator from? (He is regarded as the main initiator of the Age of Discoveries)Portugal. Prince Henry the Navigator was fascinated with Africa, which his fleet explored; most intrigued by the Christian legend of Prester John, whose lost kingdom he hoped to find. Under his direction, a new ship was developed, the caravel, which could sail further and faster than the contemporary ships of the Mediterranean.hard 56% EnglandEngland13%SpainSpain15%PortugalPortugal56%GenoaGenoa14%Created by: Park Youn-joo. Statistics based on 7797 answers in 2 languages »nicknames riddles » Which country was ruled by Basil II the Bulgar-slayer?Byzantine Empire. At the start of the second millennium, Basil attacked Bulgarians in order to restore territories the Empire had lost long before. He was said to have captured 15,000 prisoners and blinded 99 of every 100 men, leaving one one-eyed man in each cohort to lead the rest back home. Samuel, the ruler of Bulgaria was so shocked seeing his blinded army, that he died two days later.hard 59% BulgariaBulgaria19%RussiaRussia5%Byzantine EmpireByzantine Empire59%TurkeyTurkey15%Created by: Madman. Statistics based on 7215 answers in 4 languages »Byzantine Empire riddles » Which of these languages did Richard the Lionheart know the least?English. Although born in Oxford and raised in England up to his eighth year, it is not known to what extent he used or understood English; he was an educated man who composed poetry and wrote in Limousin (lenga d'òc) and also in French. Richard spent very little time in England. He lived in his Duchy of Aquitaine in the southwest of France, preferring to use his kingdom as a source of revenue to support his armies.average 60% EnglishEnglish60%LimousinLimousin13%FrenchFrench12%LatinLatin14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14598 answers in 2 languages »England riddles » Who is the city of St. Louis named after?King of France. Louis IX (1214 – 1270) is the only canonised king of France, mostly due to his support and participation in the crusades. There are many places named after him, including the city of St. Louis, Missouri, and both the state and city of San Luis Potosí in Mexico. average 61% early Christian Martyrearly Christian Martyr18%king of Franceking of France61%translator of the Bibletranslator of the Bible5%founder of the Knights Templarfounder of the Knights Templar14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 19217 answers in 2 languages »saints riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.