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    Ah, so Reds wasn't referring to Indians, was it? I'll guess (with less ertainty that I did about Bartolomé de las Casas) Miguel de Unamuno, the pioneer of enlightened centrism (tm).

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    Oh, interesting take Abdül. Unfortunately, "Reds" is in reference to Native Americans, and the time period is that of de las Casas and friends. So, you are looking for someone who is similar to de las Casas, but who also can be tied to something right below my avatar, and who is related to "Salamanca". At this point, I feel like I am giving it away, and I am a little sad no one has gotten it, given the wildly obscure people you guys have managed to guess for previous riddles.
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    Well then, my final guess is Pedro de Córdoba.

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    Pedro de Córdoba is unfortunately not correct. Also, that guy is not considered a philosopher.
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    Francisco de Vitoria

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    Cook has it! The additional hints were that my guy was a philosopher (not just a priest, like most of the others), and that he was responsible for the development of what is known as the "School of Salamanca", an important humanist and natural law school of philosophy. Anyway, Cookiegod now has the floor!
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    I literally just googled philosopher+Salamanca, went to the Wikipedia article and chose the first name that came up
    And while I'm bragging, let me continue: "My balls are unequally sized, my tower skewed, I make bang bang, and I can't admit when I'm wrong, cuz I'm not wrong."
    Assuming that I'm not a historical person (yet), who am I talking about?

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    From the last bit, my guess is Trump.
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    Silly American. Unless you can present me with photographic evidence, I'm gonna call you WRONG! Fake news.

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    How's about Bonanno Pisano? His tower was skewed.
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    Default Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    does he fit the other hints though?

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    I have no idea. Galileo Galilei? Don't know if the Leaning Tower was his, per se, but he could fit with the other hints.
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    Yes, Galileo is the right answer. It wasn't so much his tower in the possessive sense as in the locative sense. It was the tower from which he conducted the experiment with the balls (allegedly), and as they're supposed to have hit the ground at the same time, there's only one bang. The last hint obviously his inquisition trial.

    Also fun facts no one ever asked for: Every man's balls are of unequal sizes and most men have skewed ... "towers".

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    Ah, okay. The "my tower" threw me a bit, but I can see what you mean, what with him being Pisan himself, and him conducting one of his most notable experiments at the Leaning Tower.

    Anyway, I will need a bit of time to come up with a new riddle. Should have something up this afternoon!
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    Hey team, sorry for the little delay here. I totally spaced the fact that it was my burden to create the next riddle. Anyway, here it is. As a first hint, the most important line is the fifth!




    The world has forgotten my name,
    But in my time it made great men tremble.
    I went east and west with impunity,
    And set a home for my people who had none.
    Yet it saddens me to say that the greatest impact was not of my life, but rather my death,
    For by it the world was spared our fire, and soon we too had forgotten it ever existed.
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    Timur? There are a few matching the riddle...again.

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    Attila???

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    Default Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Quote Originally Posted by Sar1n View Post
    Timur? There are a few matching the riddle...again.
    Timur is well known and far from forgotten. This riddle is a tough one but far from expecting people to identify a prototype plane by nothing except a few pixels of its wingtip with half the photo painted over.

    I'm going to guess Attaces even though it's probably not him either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookiegod View Post
    From Socrates over Jesus to me it has always been the lot of any true visionary to be rejected by the reactionary bourgeoisie
    Qualis noncives pereo! #justiceforcookie #egalitéfraternitécookié #CLM

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    Sorry guys, it is none of them. But Cookie is right, and the clues are important; both Timur and Attila are fairly well-known.

    However, Sar1n and the illustrious Lord Oda Nobunaga are in the right direction. So that is a clue to work with. And don't overlook the fifth line, that his death was the thing that was really most pivotal for world events. And not just because he wasn't around anymore, but because the actual event of his death changed the course of history.

    Anyway, that should be hint enough for now. I will give y'all a bit of time to think it over, and then come with another hint tomorrow if there are no fresh guesses.
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    I'm thinking of two Mongol Khans, either Möngke or Ögedei. Ögedei's death marked the end of the Mongol campaign in Europe, because Batu turned back to participate in the kurultai, but the same happened with Möngke's death and Hulagu's return from the Middle East to Mongolia. Möngke's death also sparked the fragmentation of the empire, so I'm leaning towards him. I'll say Möngke then!

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