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Can you name the events, people, and cultural happenings of the 16th Century?
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Why a whole century? Because not enough happened in just one year. (Please leave feedback and I'll update/change/correct when necessary!)
This Italian returned to his home in Florence to begin work on the statue David.
Long before he became a conspiracy theory favorite, Leonardo da Vinci began work on this diminutive masterpiece.
This French apothecary and seer may have written a quatrain predicting his birth this century, if you could write in utero.
This central figure of Reformed theology is born.
This astronomer ruffled more than a few feathers when his 'Commentariolus' purported the Sun to be the center of the universe, not the Earth.
Martin Luther never intended a break from Catholicism when he nailed these to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.
This man (along with Juan Sebastián Elcano, after his death) became the first to circumnavigate the globe in a ship.
After his birth, this Italian would go on to become a highly influential, if not the most influential, Renaissance composer.
The sacking of this city is widely accepted as the end of the Italian Renaissance.
While more of a political than theological divide, the Church of England breaks away from the Roman Catholic Church and recognizes this man as head.
Spanish explorer, Francisco de Orellana, discovered this 4,200 mile long river.
Firearms are used for the first time on the battlefield in this country.
While hard to believe it took so long in the course of human history, this sovereign nation became the first state in history to declare bankruptcy.
The ascension of this monarch would be the last of the Tudor Dynasty.
This poet was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon.
This man was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years' War.
Spanish conquistadores apprehend the last leader of this empire and execute him in Cuzco.
In order to save Easter (sort of...) the Roman Catholic Pope introduced this internationally accepted civil calendar.
Sir John Harrington improves this now household necessity, forever indebting future generations to his genius.
This edict ended what became known as the French Wars of Religion.
Good try, but he was a German from the Baroque period. (The one immediately following the Renaissance.)
Nope. Austrian composer from the Classical period.
REALLY far off with this one. German, Romantic period composer.
Which would have made him 8 when he did #6...
Right century! Wrong region.
Now if this were a quiz about the 1st century, this could be a logical answer.
While an early advocate of heliocentricity, he def wasn't born yet
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FireARMS, not Fireworks :)
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