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Who was the youngest king in the Bible when he started his reign?
Joash (or Jehoash) was crowned king of Judah (c. 836-796 BC), being the only surviving son of Ahaziah after the massacre of the royal family ordered by his grandmother, Athaliah. He was 7 years old when his reign began and he reigned for 40 years.
What is the name of the first Viking who became the King of England?
Cnut the Great
William the Conqueror
Sweyn Forkbeard the King of Denmark and Norway in 1013 after many tries finally has conquered British soil and announced himself as the King of England. Another Vikings that became the King of England were his son Cnut and William the Conqueror.
When was Portugal ruled by Sancho I the Populator?
in 12th century
in 15th century
in 17th century
in 19th century
Even though king's nickname may suggest the era when Portuguese colonies were established, 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.
Which country was ruled by William the Sailor King?
During his youth, it was not expected that William, being the third son, would become 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
How Haile Selassie was known before his coronation as Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930?
Makumba Kambelele Kabumba
He had no name
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.
What was the cause of death of John III Sobieski, the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania?
John III Sobieski (17 August 1629 – 17 June 1696), was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1674 until his death, and one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was an able military commander, most famous for his victory over the Turks at the 1683 Battle of Vienna. After his victories over them, the Ottomans called him the "Lion of Lechistan"; and the Pope hailed him as the savior of Christendom. King John III Sobieski died in Wilanów, Poland on 17 June 1696 from a sudden heart attack.
What country was ruled by the Nemanjić dynasty?
The Nemanjić was the most prominent dynasty of Serbia in the Middle Ages. The princely, royal and imperial house produced eleven Serbian monarchs between 1166 and 1371. Its progenitor was Stefan Nemanja, who descended from a cadet line of the Vukanović dynasty (1101–1166). After Nemanja, all monarchs used Stefan as a personal name, a tradition adopted for the royal pretensions.
What was the name of the family which ruled Milan?
House of Medici
House of Braganza
House of Sforza
House of Gonzaga
The House of Sforza was a ruling family of Renaissance Italy, based in Milan. They acquired the Duchy of Milan from the previously-ruling Visconti family in the mid-15th century, and lost it to the Spanish Habsburgs about a century later.
Which king created and admired a regiment of giant soldiers?
William I of Prussia
Tsar Peter the Great
William of Orange
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.