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A Millennium of Deaths

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A Millennium of Deaths game quiz
"They all kicked the bucket. One corpse per century."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. 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?
    The Bulgar-slayer
    The Turk-killer
    The Russian-murderer
    The Arab-basher

2. 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 drowned
    He choked on a piece of meat
    He was wounded by an arrow and died of gangrene

3. 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?

4. 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.

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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?
    Shah Jahan

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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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