The official AHF other eras quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 02 Jul 2014 14:48

hi, Ironmachine,

correct, of course!

Is this thread developing into a dialogue :wink: ?

over to you, again.

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 03 Jul 2014 06:52

A new question, also related to naval affairs. Who?
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 08 Jul 2014 06:41

First hint: he is mainly remembered for a defeat that has been grossly overvalued.

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 08 Jul 2014 13:27

hi,

Alonso Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno y Zúñiga, Duke of Medina-Sidonia, Commander-in Chief of the Spanish Armada (1588)

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 08 Jul 2014 17:18

Correct, of course.
Over to you.
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 09 Jul 2014 16:02

hi,

this man became notorious even in his lifetime for his (mis(tress :wink: ))administration of naval matters

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 16 Jul 2014 21:51

hi,

one week later, hint #1

his protégé, a famous navigator, named an Pacific island group after him which became famous under another name ..

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by pikeshot1600 » 18 Jul 2014 14:29

Polar bear wrote:hi,

one week later, hint #1

his protégé, a famous navigator, named an Pacific island group after him which became famous under another name ..

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John Montague, Earl of Sandwich.

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 18 Jul 2014 16:16

hi, pike,

that is correct!

over to you,

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by pikeshot1600 » 19 Jul 2014 15:35

Thank you, pb. I hope this one is not too obscure:

There was a prominent French statesman after whom a park in a Pennsylvania town is named. He and others found Pennsylvania a refuge in the mid 1790s during the events of the Revolution. The Pennsylvania town also has a French name, attributed to these refugees.

Anyone know the name of the French gentilhomme?
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 19 Jul 2014 16:10

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (the park being Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania).

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by pikeshot1600 » 19 Jul 2014 16:16

Ironmachine wrote:Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (the park being Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania).
WELL..... I guess it wasn't too obscure. :lol: I live about 11 miles from Bellefonte. Unscrupulous guy that he was, I have found Prince Talleyrand to be a fascinating historical figure.

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 23 Jul 2014 06:49

Thanks, pike.
Now, for another obscure question:
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Who?
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 29 Jul 2014 06:53

She reached like a celebrity status in his times, being introduced to her king and to the Pope.

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Tirdad » 01 Aug 2014 19:46

Ironmachine wrote:Thanks, pike.
Now, for another obscure question:
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Who?
hello dear friend .

is he :

Katalina Erauso ?

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