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European history

Henry VIII

History; European history

Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later King, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim by the English ...

Louis XVI

History; European history

Louis XVI (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793) was a Bourbon monarch who ruled as King of France and Navarre until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1792, before being executed in ...

Maximilien Robespierre

History; European history

Maximilien Robespierre was a French lawyer, politician, and one of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution. As a member of the Estates-General, of the Constituent ...

Otto von Bismarck

History; European history

Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative German statesman who dominated European affairs from the 1860s to his dismissal in 1890. After a series of short victorious wars he unified numerous German ...

Edict of Nantes

History; European history

The Edict of Nantes, issued on 13 April 1598, by Henry IV of France, granted the Huguenots substantial rights in a nation still considered essentially Catholic. In the Edict, Henry aimed primarily to ...

Justinian I

History; European history

Justinian I (c. 482 – 14 November 565) was Byzantine Emperor from 527 to 565. During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the Empire's greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the classical ...

Byzantine Empire

History; European history

(330-1453) The eastern half of the Roman Empire, which survived after the fall of the Western Empire at the end of the 5th century C.E. Its capital was Constantinople, named after the Emperor ...

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