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List of The 10 Oldest National Anthems in Our History

10. Der er et yndigt land - 1835 Der er et yndigt land, translated into English as There is a lovely country, is one of the national anthems of Denmark....

10 Legendary Historical Swords That Actually Exist

1. The Sword of Saint Galgano One night the Archangel Michael appeared in a dream to Sir Galgano and beckoned to him to follow, for the Archangel...

Portuguese and Dutch colonization of Malacca

Malacca (Melaka) is a settlement that commands the strategically important Malacca Straits and thus the sea route linking China to the west. The Strait...

Ignatius of Loyola and the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)

Ignatius of Loyola Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and author of the spiritual classic The Spiritual Exercises, holds a...

Kongo Kingdom of Africa – The History of Kongo

The kingdom of the Kongo (Kongo dya Ntotila) flourished along the Congo River in the west-central coast of Africa from about the 14th century....

Hohenzollern Dynasty in Brandenburg and Prussia

The Hohenzollern family established a dynasty ruling the German kingdoms of Brandenburg (1415–1918) and Prussia (1525–1918) until the end of World War I (1914–18)....

Systematic Exploration of Africa by Europeans

Systematic exploration of Africa by Europeans began with James Bruce, who was born at Kinnaird in Scotland in 1730. After a century of bloody...

Russian Czar, Boris Godunov, the Regent King (c. 1551–1605)

Boris Godunov was born in about 1551 and was one of the transitional figures in a nation’s history who keeps the machinery of state...

The Japanese Invasion of Korea

Japanese warlord Toyotumi Hideyoshi dreamed of conquering China and launched two invasions of Korea, in 1592 and 1597, in order to do so. Although he...

The Life and Wives of Henry VIII

Henry VIII was king of England from 1509 to 1547. He is perhaps best known for his succession of wives, some of whom were...

Ivan IV the Terrible – The Tsar of All Russians (1530–1584)

Ivan IV, the grand duke of Muscovy, or Moscow, is usually considered the first czar of Russia, although many historians argue that the title...

The Journey of The Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan Around the World

Life of Magellan Ferdinand Magellan’s exact date of birth is unknown but is believed to be in 1480. His parents were petty nobles. After the...

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Norman Kings of England: William II, Henry I

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Seven Sages of Greece and Their Influence in the World

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