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Cold War

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The antagonism between the USA and USSR lasting from the late 1940s until the late 1980s, ‘cold’ because it was waged through diplomatic and ideological means rather than force. Britain ...

Cosimo I de' Medici

Cosimo I de' Medici (1519–74)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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256 words

...exiles who opposed him at the battle of Montemurlo ( 1 August 1537 ). Cosimo coldly executed the leaders of the rebellion and went on to execute another 430 opponents in the course of the next three years; during his reign 1,040 men and six women were executed in Tuscany and an unknown number fell to the daggers of his assassins in other Italian states. He not only disinherited all those whom he executed, but also disinherited their heirs as a way of financing his expansionist wars. Duke Cosimo was twice married: his first wife, by whom he had eight children,...

Hutten, Ulrich von

Hutten, Ulrich von (1488–1523)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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...but he offended his patrons and was forced to leave, and as he did so was robbed of his clothes and books. In the midst of a cold German winter he arrived destitute in Rostock and was taken in by the humanist community, but he imprudently directed satires against his protectors and moved on to Wittenberg, then back to Leipzig and on to Vienna, where he sought the patronage of the Emperor Maximilian with a nationalistic poem on the war with Venice. His overtures were rebuffed and Ulrich travelled on to Pavia, where he lived ( 1511–12 ) until forced to flee...

17th century

17th century: c. 1600 - 1700  

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...War Britain 1500-1750 Politics War British Isles Europe Wars and Revolutions Britain 1642 1642 Charles I, at Nottingham, raises the royal standard - signalling that he considers himself at war English Civil War (1642–49) A Dictionary of World History 2 English Civil War Britain 1500-1750 War British Isles Europe Wars and Revolutions Britain 1642 1642 Charles I leads his army into action at Edgehill - the first, but inconclusive, battle in the English Civil War English Civil War (1642–49) A Dictionary of World History 2 English Civil War Britain 1500-1750 War...

18th century

18th century: c. 1700 - 1800  

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...armies join the war against Austria, marching through upper Austria into Bohemia Austrian Succession, War of the (1740–48) A Dictionary of World History 2 Austrian empire War Bohemia Austria Czech Republic Empires 1741 1741 Spain, now an ally of France, joins in the war against Austria Austrian Succession, War of the (1740–48) A Dictionary of World History 2 Austrian empire War Austria Empires 1741 1741 Britain, already fighting Spain (in the War of Jenkin's Ear), is drawn into the wider conflict as an ally of Austria Austrian Succession, War of the (1740–48)...

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