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17th century

17th century: c. 1600 - 1700  

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The Yoruba develop an extensive empire centred on Oyo in southern Nigeria
18th century

18th century: c. 1700 - 1800  

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Holland and England are now producing the magnificent ocean-going merchant vessels known as East Indiamen
Aachen, Hans von

Aachen, Hans von (1552–1615)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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(1552–1615),

German painter, born in Cologne, the son of a native of Aachen. He studied and worked in

Aal, Johannes

Aal, Johannes (c.1500–1551)   Reference library

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(c.1500–1551),

Swiss playwright. Aal's Catholic convictions forced him into exile in Freiburg im Breisgau. When the Catholic

abacus

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The abacus uses counters to carry out operations in arithmetic. In the Renaissance the instrument usually took the form of

abacus schools

abacus schools  

From the late thirteenth century onwards, many towns and guilds paid an ‘abacus master’ to teach mathematics to a given number of boys who intended to engage in commerce or ...
abacus schools

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From the late thirteenth century onwards, many towns and guilds paid an ‘abacus master’ to teach mathematics to a given

Abaquesne, Masséot

Abaquesne, Masséot (fl.1528–64)   Reference library

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(fl.1528–64),

French potter who established the manufacturing of Faience in Rouen. His workshop specialized in tile pavements

Abraham Zacuto

Abraham Zacuto  

(c. 1450–1515?),the foremost writer on astronomy in fifteenth-century Castile. Zacuto was born in Salamanca, Spain, to Jewish parents. His principal work, the Almanach perpetuum coelestium motuum, ...
Abravanel, Isaac

Abravanel, Isaac (1437–1508)   Reference library

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(1437–1508),

Portuguese Jewish statesman, banker, and scholar, born in Lisbon and educated in both rabbinical and Latin learning.

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