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A Millennium of Deaths
Death Becomes Them
"They all kicked the bucket. One corpse per century."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
December 15, 1025 CE: Basil II, Emperor of Byzantium dies. His nickname refers to a neighbouring people which he eventually managed to subjugate. What is that nickname?
June 10, 1190 CE: Frederick I Barbarossa, one of the leaders of the Third Crusade, dies on his way to the Holy Land. How did he die?
He was killed by Seljuk Turks in an ambush
He choked on a piece of meat
He was wounded by an arrow and died of gangrene
June 21, 1205 CE: Enrico Dandolo dies. He was the Doge of Venice, over 95 years old and completely blind. Only one year earlier he had played a leading role in the conquest of which famous city?
September 21, 1327 CE: Edward II, the former King of England was murdered. According to popular myth, how was he murdered?
He was thrown from his bedroom window
He was poisoned
He was stabbed by his mistress
He had a hot iron poker inserted into his anus.
March 27, 1482 CE: Mary of Burgundy dies. She was the heiress to the Burgundian domains in France and the Low Countries. How did she die?
She died at childbirth
She fell off a horse while hunting
She committed suicide
She was murdered by rival claimants to the Duchy of Burgundy
July 10, 1584 CE: who is killed in Delft (The Netherlands) by Balthasar Gérard?
William the Silent, Prince of Orange
Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alba
Philip II, King of Spain
Lamoral, Count of Egmont
January 22, 1666 CE: the builder of one of the most beautiful mausoleums dies. He was interred in his own creation alongside his third wife, Mumtaz, in whose memory he had the mausoleum built. It is considered one of the seven modern wonders of the world. Who is this builder who was also emperor of the Mughal empire from 1627 till 1658 CE?
July 13, 1793 CE: Jean-Paul Marat is murdered by Charlotte Corday. Where was he at the time of his murder?
In a theatre
In jail awaiting execution
In his bathtub
Holding a speech before a large crowd
January 30, 1889 CE: who is found dead in his hunting lodge Mayerling, together with his mistress Mary Vetsera?
Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria
Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria
Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este
Viscount Edouard Taaffe, Minister-President of Austria
April 28, 1945 CE: fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is executed by partisans. What did they do with his body?
It was thrown into a river
It was stuffed and put in a museum
It was cremated
It was hung upside down
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