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Who Am I?
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I was an astronomer from Denmark. I witnessed a supernova in 1560. I was famous for building an observatory and for my shiny metal nose. Who am I?
I sailed under the English flag. I was a navigator and sometimes called a pirate. Queen Elizabeth was so impressed after I circumnavigated the globe that she knighted me. Who am I?
Sir Francis Drake
I was an English explorer who brought back potatoes and tobacco from the new world. I was Queen Elizabeth's favorite courtier until I secretly married her servant. I spent some time in the Tower of London. Who am I?
Sir Walter Raleigh
I was the King of Spain who married the miserable Queen Mary or Bloody Mary. My invincible Spanish Armada was destroyed by England AND I lost the Netherlands to the protestants of William the Silent. Who am I?
King Phillip II
I am considered England's greatest poet and play write. Most of my plays were done at the Globe Theatre in London, England. I am still well read today. Who am I?
I was a 17th century philosopher and scientist who put the outdated ideas of the Renaissance behind me and moved on into the Age of Reason. I promoted the scientific method for all scientists to use while doing experiments. Who am I?
Sir Francis Bacon
I was a Spanish writer who wrote Don Quixote while in debtor's prison. The Bible is the only book that has been translated into more languages than my own. Don Quixote is still read today. Who am I?
Don Miguel Cervantes
I arrived in the New World in 1607 in chains. I eventually became the leader of Jamestown even though no one liked me. I instituted the policy of "No work, no food!" Who am I?
I was an English explorer who was searching for the North West Passage to the West. I have a bay and a river named after me. I had very bad luck on my expedition in 1611, my crew left me and a few men on a small boat in the middle of the bay. I was never heard from again. Who am I?
I met the Pilgrims in 1621. I am from the Pawtuxet Native American tribe. I spoke perfect English because I traveled back and forth from my land to England as a slave. After 14 years in England I returned to Massachusetts where I befriended the early Pilgrims. We celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621. Who am I?
We wanted to "purify" the Anglican Church in 1630 so we formed our own group and sailed for the New World. John Winthrop was our leader and we settled in Boston Massachusetts. We had a great work ethic and wanted to be "As a city upon a hill." Who are we?
I was born the day Michelangelo died in 1564. I was an Italian scientist and theologian . I improved the telescope and tried to teach the geocentric theory over Aristotle's heliocentric theory. The Church tried to declared me a heretic for my beliefs. I died in 1642 from old age. Who am I?
I was born 100 years too late to be a master of the Renaissance. I was born in the Netherlands 1606 -1669. I used light and shadow to capture feeling in my paintings. Who am I?
We were Parliamentarians under King Charles I (1642) who were in disagreement with the King over taxes, money, war and the divine rite of Kings. We were Puritans. Who were we?
1653 I became the Puritan Leader of England after King Charles I was executed. I tried to rule the country fairly, but wound up being a dictator! I was called Lord Protectorate of England, Scotland and Ireland. I ruled for 15 years. Who am I?
1645 I am considered the First Modern Chemist. I was born in Ireland. I built a laboratory in Oxford England in 1654. I explained the differences between compounds and elements. I experimented with air pressure and published my findings in 1662. Who am I?
I was a French mathematician, scientist and true lover of Christ (1623-1662) I loved mathematics as a young boy especially Geometry. I made discoveries in liquid pressure that helped improve pumps, compressors and elevators. It is called (........) Law. I also wrote a book called Pensees that contained a lot of my "thoughts" on life as a Christian. Who am I?
I am known as the Sun King an absolute monarch who ruled over France 1661. I loved fancy palaces, parties, clothing and war . I built the Versailles Palace in the baroque style with walls and floors of marble and 1,400 fountains. Who am I?
King Louis XVI
By the time I was 24, 1666, I formulated great theories on light gravity and calculus. Falling apples may have given me the idea of gravity. In 1705 Queen Ann of England dubbed me a knight for my excellent work at the English Mint.....I was in charge of catching counterfeiters! Who am I?
Sir Isaac Newton
I was born in England. My father was an admiral in the English Navy under Charles II. I became a Quaker at 22 and did not approve of war. To escape persecution I decided to sail for the New World. King Charles owed my father lots of money so he gave me a huge piece of land that I eventually named after my father. In 1681 I established the city of Philadelphia and people of all faiths lived in peace and harmony. Who am I?
My cousin/husband and I ruled England, taking the throne from my father James II in 1689. It was a Bloodless Revolution. We kept the Anglican Church of England and restored the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. We promised not to become absolute monarchs by signing the English Bill of Rights. Who are we?
William and Mary
I was the strongest and tallest ruler Russia has ever had. In 1696 I became the sole ruler of Russia called the Czar. I was fascinated by sailing and built a strong navy for Russia. I wanted to modernize Russia by adopting European customs, clothing and architecture. I improved education by bringing in European teachers. I moved the capital of Russia which was Moscow to St. Petersburg. I thought I was pretty great! Who am I?
Peter I or Peter the Great
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