While 99% of the entries were correct in the history, it was not the information we were looking for. Everyone knows who the original Jack of Hearts was, but not everyone knew his significance to playing cards. In fact, only one person out of 63 entries gave us at least 2 correct answers. For each correct answer, we are awarding this person with a deck each.
Congratulations to Andre Vlok for gving us two correct answers in his entry. Andre wins 2 Mana decks!
As for the rest of the participants - you still have a chance at winning! Since almost all of you answered question #1 correctly, we are entering your names in another random draw through Random.org. We are giving away 3 decks to 3 random winners of this draw. We will post the results soon!
And now for all of you who really want to know who the original Jack of Hearts was....
Who is the original Jack of Hearts?
Étienne Vignoles a.k.a. La Hire (The Hire God)
What significance did this person have?
Étienne Vignoles invented the card game Piquet, which used four different suits that he himself designed. The Coeurs (Hearts) which represented the church, Carreaux (Arrowheads) which represented the archers, Trefles (Clovers) which represented the husbandmen and the Piques (Lance Points) which represented the knights.
Who was his partner and what significance did he have?
Étienne Chevalier was an artist and draftsman and was the secretary of the King of France, King Charles VII. He was also La Hire's friend and helped design La Hire's original four suits into the suits that we all know and love today. While the hearts and clovers remained the same, the arrowheads became diamonds and the lance points became spades.