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Alexander the Great

[Na] Leader of the Macedonians. Born in 356 bc, Alexander was tutored in his early years by Aristotle before succeeding his father Philip as king of Macedonia and the mainland of ...

4th century BCE

4th century BCE: c. 400 BCE - c. 300 BCE  

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...The League of Corinth elects Alexander to take his father's place as leader of the campaign against Persia Alexander III (“The Great”) The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible 1 War Greece 335 BCE 335 BCE Before departing for the east, Alexander destroys Thebes and enslaves the Thebans for rebelling against the League of Corinth Thebes World Encyclopedia 1 Politics Conquest and colonization Europe Greece 334 BCE 334 BCE The 21-year-old Alexander the Great marches east with some 5000 cavalry and 30,000 footsoldiers Alexander III (“The Great”) The...

Communication

Communication: c. 3100 BCE - 2010  

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...in mid-Atlantic Crippen, Hawley Harvey (1862–1910) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1910s 20th century Social and domestic Technology Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Society Britain 1913 1913 The US navy begins transmitting by radio a regular time signal, much used by the nation's watchmakers and menders. Naval Observatory The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military 1 1910s 20th century Technology North America United States 1915 1915 Alexander Graham Bell again summons his assistant Thomas Watson (as in...

Britain 1750-1900

Britain 1750-1900: 1750 - c. 1900  

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...audience the high ideal of taking 'commerce and Christianity' into Africa Livingstone, David (1813–73) A Dictionary of British History 1 rev 19th century Victorian era Religion Christianity Commerce and industry Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles British empire Europe Society Empires Britain 1857 1857 Russian exile Alexander Herzen, publishes in London a radical newspaper called Kolokol (The Bell) Herzen, Alexander Ivanovich (1812–70) A Dictionary of World History 2 19th century Victorian era Politics Great Britain - from...

English literature

English literature: 731 - 2000  

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...attacks Locke in his Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge Berkeley, George (1685–1753) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church 2 rev 18th century Literature Literature in English Philosophy Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1712 1712 Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lock introduces a delicate vein of mock-heroic in English poetry Pope, Alexander (1688–1744) A Dictionary of British History 1 rev 18th century Literature Literature in English Poetry Papacy Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe...

Russia

Russia: c. 23,000 years ago - 2008  

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...the Philadelphia Orchestra Rachmaninov, Sergei (1873–1943) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Performing arts Music Europe 1937 1937 At the same time as the Moscow show trials, millions are purged from the Russian Communist party nation-wide Great Purge (1936–8) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1930s 20th century Politics Communism Persecution and repression Europe 1938 1938 Russian film-maker Sergei Eisenstein directs Alexander Nevsky , with music by Prokofiev Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich (1898–1948) Who's Who in the...

United Kingdom - from 1801

United Kingdom - from 1801: 1801 - 2011  

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...in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Performing arts Music Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain c. 1932 1932 The British artist Graham Sutherland, after an early career as a printmaker, takes up painting relatively late in life Sutherland, Graham Vivian (1903–1980) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Arts Painting British painting British art Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1933 1933 Alexander Korda directs Charles Laughton in the film The Private Life of Henry VIII Korda, Sir Alexander...

Iran (Persia)

Iran (Persia): c. 3800 BCE - 2005  

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...conclusive end to the long rivalry between Greece and Persia, Alexander destroys the great palace of Xerxes at Persepolis Persepolis A Dictionary of World History 2 4th century BCE War Greece 330 BCE 330 BCE Alexander adopts the ceremonial dress and court rituals of his new Persian empire Alexander III (“The Great”) The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible 1 4th century BCE 330 BCE 330 BCE Alexander begins two years moving with his army through his vast new territories, establishing Greek settlements Alexander III (“The Great”) The Oxford Guide to...

Victorian era

Victorian era: 1837 - 1901  

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...audience the high ideal of taking 'commerce and Christianity' into Africa Livingstone, David (1813–73) A Dictionary of British History 1 rev 19th century Britain 1750-1900 Religion Christianity Commerce and industry Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles British empire Europe Society Empires Britain 1857 1857 Russian exile Alexander Herzen, publishes in London a radical newspaper called Kolokol (The Bell) Herzen, Alexander Ivanovich (1812–70) A Dictionary of World History 2 19th century Britain 1750-1900 Politics Great Britain -...

Britain

Britain: c. 800,000 years ago - 2011  

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...1933 Alexander Korda directs Charles Laughton in the film The Private Life of Henry VIII Korda, Sir Alexander (1893–1956) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Performing arts Film Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe 1933 1933 H.G. Wells publishes The Shape of Things to Come , a novel in which he accurately predicts a renewal of world war Wells, H. G. (1866–1946) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1930s 20th century Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction Great...

British Isles

British Isles: c. 800,000 years ago - 2011  

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...Sutherland, Graham Vivian (1903–1980) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Arts Painting British painting British art Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Europe Britain 1933 1933 Alexander Korda directs Charles Laughton in the film The Private Life of Henry VIII Korda, Sir Alexander (1893–1956) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Performing arts Film Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Europe Britain 1933 1933 H.G. Wells publishes The Shape of Things to Come , a novel in which he...

Poetry

Poetry: c. 1500 BCE - 1999  

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...Party Last Leaf, The The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 19th century Literature American literature Literature in English North America United States 1832 1832 The full text of Goethe's Faust , Parts 1 and 2, is published a few months after the poet's death Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Literature German literature Germany 1833 1833 Alexander Pushkin publishes a novel in verse, Eugene Onegin Pushkin, Alexander (1799–1837) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 19th century...

Fiction

Fiction: 1001 - 2000  

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...Alexander Pushkin publishes a novel in verse, Eugene Onegin Pushkin, Alexander (1799–1837) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 19th century Literature Poetry Europe Russia 1834 1834 Alexander Pushkin publishes his best-known short story, The Queen of Spades Pushkin, Alexander (1799–1837) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 19th century Literature Europe Russia 1834 1834 American novelist William Gilmore Simms publishes Guy Rivers , the first of his series known as the Border Romances Simms, William Gilmore (1806–70) The...

Greece

Greece: c. 3500 BCE - 2011  

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...and Palestine, excluding the Persian fleet from their familiar harbours Alexander III (“The Great”) The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible 1 4th century BCE War Lebanon and Syria 332 BCE 332 BCE Alexander the Great's army arrives in Egypt and the Persian governor of the province rapidly surrenders Alexander III (“The Great”) The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible 1 4th century BCE Egypt 332 BCE 332 BCE While in Egypt, Alexander founds Alexandria – the best known of the many towns he establishes to spread Greek culture Alexandria...

Papacy

Papacy: c. 60 - 2006  

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...France Italy 1379 1379 The French cardinals, objecting to the new Italian pope, elect their own man as Clement VII - and thus inaugurate the Great Schism of the papacy Great Schism (1378–1417) A Dictionary of British History 1 rev Renaissance 14th century Italian Renaissance Reformation Politics Religion Christianity Europe France Italy 1409 1409 The Council at Pisa elects a new pope, Alexander V, without persuading the other two to resign - bringing the total to an unprecedented three Pisa, Council of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church 2 rev...

Assyria and Babylon

Assyria and Babylon: 2000 BCE - c. 750  

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...empire Phoenicians The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology 2 6th century BCE The Phoenicians Lebanon and Syria 323 BCE 323 BCE Alexander the Great, still only 33, dies in Babylon following a banquet Alexander III (“The Great”) The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible 1 4th century BCE Politics Dynasties and royalty Mesopotamia Asia West Asia Iraq Greece 312 BCE 312 BCE Seleucia is founded as a new capital on the Tigris, eclipsing Babylon and recycling much of the older city as building material Seleucia (Iraq) The Concise Dictionary of World...

Music

Music: c. 45,000 years ago - 2009  

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...in Paris in 1905 Scriabin, Alexander Nikolayevitch (1872–1915) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1900s 20th century Performing arts Europe Russia 1904 1904 Australian soprano Nellie Melba makes the first of a great many recordings Melba, Nellie (1861) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music 5 1900s 20th century Performing arts North America United States 1905 1905 Henry Wood sets 'Rule Britannia' in his Fantasia on British Sea Songs , providing a traditional favourite for the last night of the Proms Fantasia on British Sea Songs The Oxford Companion to Music...

Technology

Technology: c. 27,000 years ago - 2011  

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...and discoveries Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1875 1875 An agreement is signed between France and Britain to cooperate in the construction of a tunnel beneath the Channel Channel Tunnel A Dictionary of British History 1 rev 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Engineering Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1876 1876 Alexander Graham Bell makes the first practical use of his telephone, summoning his assistant from another room with the words 'Mr Watson,...

Performing arts

Performing arts: c. 2800 BCE - 2009  

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...Anton Friedrich Wilhelm von (1883–1945) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1900s 20th century Music Austria 1904 1904 Alexander Scriabin completes his Third Symphony, The Divine Poem , which is given its first performance in Paris in 1905 Scriabin, Alexander Nikolayevitch (1872–1915) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1900s 20th century Music Europe Russia 1904 1904 Australian soprano Nellie Melba makes the first of a great many recordings Melba, Nellie (1861) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music 5 1900s 20th century Music North America United States...

18th century

18th century: c. 1700 - 1800  

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...Alexander (1676–1721) The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea 2 Australia and Oceania Pacific Islands 1709 1709 Abraham Darby at Coalbrookdale discovers the use of coke in the smelting of pig iron Darby, Abraham (14 Apr 1678) The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts 1 Britain 1500-1750 Technology Inventions and discoveries Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1709 1709 In a friendly keyboard contest in Rome between Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, the result is a draw – Handel being the winner on the organ and Scarlatti on the...

Medicine

Medicine: c. 2000 BCE - 2011  

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...in the Psychology of Sex Ellis, Henry Havelock (1859–1939) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1920s 20th century Science Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1928 1928 An Aerial Medical Service is launched in Queensland, Australia, subsequently becoming the Flying Doctor Service 1920s 20th century Science Australia and Oceania Australia 1928 1928 Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming accidentally discovers a mould that selectively kills bacteria, and calls it penicillin Fleming, Sir Alexander...

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