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Notable People

First King of the 3rd Dynasty in Egypt

Thutmose III

Assyrian Threat

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Darius of Persia

Buddha

Herodotus

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Aristotle

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Alexander the Great

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Ptolemaic Dynasty (Egypt)

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Erastosthenes

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Hipparchus of Nicaea

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Posidonius

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Strabo

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Seneca

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Seneca

Pythagoreans

Ctesibius of Alexandria

Pliny the Elder

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Chang Heng

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Ptolemy

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Tertullian born

Church Father Origen

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Persian Sage Manes

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Tertullian dies

Porphyry

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Chin Dynasty

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Constantine

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Emperor Constantine the Great

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Saint Augustine

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Emperor Valentinian

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Plautus

Saint Benedict of Nursia

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Saint Brendan

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Dionysus Exiguus

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Cosmas of Alexandria converts to Christianity

Isidore of Seville

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Mohammed

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Caliph Omar I

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T'ang Dynasty

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Venerable Bede

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Saint Boniface

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The Venerable Bede

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Alcuin

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Charlemagne

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Al-Kindi

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Alfred the Great born

Harold Fairhair

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Rollo Ganger

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Alfred the Great dies

Ibn al-Haythan

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William the Conqueror

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Alp Arslan (Seljuk Sultan of Persia)

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Sain Hildegard of Bingen

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Al-Idrisi

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Cambodian King Suryavarman II

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Peter the Hermit (dies)

Alexander Neckham

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Genghis Khan

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John of Pian de Carpine

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Saint Francis of Assisi

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Emperor Fredrick II

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Kuyuk Khan

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Saint Louis

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Roger Bacon

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Kublai Khan

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Kublai Khan

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Roger Bacon

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Saint Thomas Aquinas

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Bartholomew the Englishman

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John of Montecorvino

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Seventh Crusade

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Marco Polo

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Dante Alighieri

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Marco Polo leaves for Cathay

King Alfonso X of Castile

Petrarch

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Ibn Battuta

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Peter IV of Aragon

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Toghon Temur Khan

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The Hundred Years' War

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King Charles of France

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Charles V of France

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Manuel Chrysoloras

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King John I of Portugal

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Yung Lo (revolutionary)

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Palla Strozzi

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King John I of Portugal starts Aviz Dynasty

Johann Gutenberg

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Henry the Navigator

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Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli

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Lorenzo Valla

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King Sejong the Great

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William Caxton

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Pope Alexander VI

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Ambrogio Calepino

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Aldus Manutius

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John Cabot

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Christopher Columbus

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Queen Isabella of Castile

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Bartholomeu Dias

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Leonardo da Vinci

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Amerigo Vespucci

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War of the Roses

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Johann Froben

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Vasco da Gama

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Erasmus

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Erasmus

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Martin Waldseemuller

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Bartoleme de Las Casas

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King Philip of Spain

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Raphael

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Joachim Vadianus

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Dr. Juan Gines de Sepulveda

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Paraclesus

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King Francis I

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Hieronymus Bock

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Girolamo Cardano

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Pedro Nunes

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John Caius

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Realdo Colombo

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Andreas Vesalius

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Roger Aschan

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Konrad Gesner

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Andreas Celaspino

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Joachim du Bellay

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Gabriello Fallopio

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Pierre de Ronsard

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Fabricius Aquapendente

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Leonardo Salviati

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Simon Stevin

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John Napier

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Matteo Ricci

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Santorio Santorio

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Francis Bacon

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Galileo Galilei

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Maurice of Nassau

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Johannes Kepler

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Dr. Robert Fludd

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Christopher Schreiner

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Samuel Purchas

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Jan Baptista van Helmont

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William Harvey

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James Ussher

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Pierre Vernier

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Marin Mersenne

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Thomas Hobbes

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Sir Kenelm Digby

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Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

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Johannes Hevelius

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William Gascoigne

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Henry Oldenburg

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Gabriel Mouton

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Francesco Redi

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John Ray

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Robert Boyle

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Robert Boyle

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Marcello Malpighi

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Christiaan Huygens

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Francis Willughby

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Thomas Burnet

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Robert Hooke

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Nicolaus Steno

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Isaac Newton

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Seki Kowa

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Baron von Leibniz

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John Flamsteed

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Edward Tyson

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Giambattista Vico

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Ibrahim Muteferrika

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Henry Sully

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John Harrison

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Comte de Buffon

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Carolus Linnaeus

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Johann Joachim Winklemann!

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William Cowper

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Linnaeus' Systema Naturae

Thomas Jefferson

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Talleyrand

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Noah Webster

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John Barrow

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Alexandar von Humboldt

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Christian Jurgsen Thomsen

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Sir Anthony Panizzi

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Charlese Lyell

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Robert Chambers

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Augustus de Morgan

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Lewis Henry Morgan

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Karl Marx

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Friedrich Engels

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Henriech Schliemann

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Louis Pasteur

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Chambers' "Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

Percival Lowell

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Sigmund Freud

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Marx' "Das Kapital"

Dioscorides' "De materia medica"

Pliny

Events

Kitchen Middens

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The Rites of Chou

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Reign of Jeroboam II

Isaiah prophecies

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Micah prophecies

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Nahum prophecies

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Babylonian Threat

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Exile to Babylon begins

Jerusalem falls to Babylonians

Ch'in Era

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Han Dynasty

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Reign of Han Shun Ti

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Ptolemy dies

The Dark Ages

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Council of Nicea

Council at Nicaea

T'ang dynasty

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Byzantine fleet takes Alexandria

Empress Koken (Japan)

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The Vikings

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The Great Stupa of Borobudur

Dublin founded

Eric the Red

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Sung Renaissance (China)

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Sung Era

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Urban II

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William the Conqueror Invades England

Su Sung creates Heavenly Clockwork

Urban II becomes Pope

The Council at Clermont

First Crusade

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Pope Gregory IX

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Second Crusade

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Third Crusade

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King Louis IX of France

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Genghis Khan invades Peking

Tartars invade Poland and Hungary

Pope Innocent IV elected

Modern hour defined

The Black Death strikes

Leonard Bruni

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Ming dynasty

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Cheng Ho occupies Peking

Battle of Nicopolis

Giraffe arrives in China

Chinese Great Withdrawal from seafaring

Spanish Inquisition starts

Christopher Columbus sets out on 1st Voyage

Columbus' 2nd Voyage

Columbus' 3rd Voyage

Amerigo Vespucci follows So. American coast

Columbus' 4th Voyage

Martin Luther nails 95 These to Wittenburg Cathedral

Royal College of Physicians

Edict of Villers-Coterets

Clockmaker's guild begun in Paris

Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

Pope Gregory XIII transitions Julian to Gregorian Calendar

Edict of Nantes

Clockmaker's Guild begun in Geneva

30 Year's War

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Royal Society founded by Henry Oldenburg and Charles II

French clock-makers invent fusee machine

Cook's voyage on "Endeavor"

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National Convention of French Revolution replaces calendar

Voyage of the 'Beagle'

The Opium War

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AAAS founded

Index Society of London founded

Chinese Revolution

Kemal Ataturk modernizes Turkey

Ptolemy born

Reign of Emperor Wang Mang

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Important Works

Genesis written

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Jews Wandering in the Wilderness

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Ruth takes place

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I Samuel

Ecclesiastes written

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Bede's "Ecclesiastical History

Al-Biruni (Arab geographer)

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Geoffrey of Monmouth's "History of the Kings of Britain"

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Aquinas' "Summa Theologica"

The Catalan Atlas

Pope Nicholas V

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Niccolo Machiavelli

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Bruni's "History of the Florentine People"

Arab Nautical Directory

The Nuremberg Chronicle

Ausberg Confession (Lutheran declaration of faith)

John Calvin's Institues of the Christian Religion

Vesalius' "Tabulae Anatomicae Sex"

Vesalius' "Fabrica"

Copernicus' De Revolutionibus

Gesner's "Bibliotheca Universalis"

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Maurice's "the Art of Fortification"

Tycho Brahe's Astronomaie Instauratae Mechanica

Santorio's "Ars de Medicina Statica

Bacon's "Novum Organum"

A New English Dictionary

Oldenburg's "Philosophical Transsactions...."

Bishop Sprat's "History of the Royal Society"

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (newton)

Jean le Rond d'Alembert

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Buffon's "Histoire Naturelle"

John Barrow's Travels in China

The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea