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Significant events in European history include the Roman settlements, the Viking Explorations, the Renaissance, the Reformations, the Age of Enlightenment and the French and Industrial Revolutions. Europe's story includes states, monarchies and revolutions. Its wars range from the Thirty Years' War to the Cold War to the War on Terror. European History is filled with fascinating people including Pliny the Younger, Leif Ericson, and Marquis de Pombal.. Explore their stories and worlds with us.

Kiev’s Slavic, Greco-Roman History

The Church of the Holy Wisdom did not only commemorate Rus's conversion to Orthodoxy, but it also honored Kiev as a place of education...

History of the Greek Evzone: From Kings Guard to Heroes to Guardians of the...

From a long heritage of fighting the Turks the Evzones formed the Royal Guard and fought two world wars to earn the right to...

Baglivi’s De Praxi Medica (On the Practice of Medicine)

On the Practice of Medicine: An important work in the history of medical science, published in the 17th century. Giorgio Baglivi, an Italian physician, published...

The French Invasion of Liechtenstein

The French Revolution in Paris in July 1789 would have disastrous effect on Liechtenstein and its people. During the First War of the Coalitions,...

Italian Renaissance – A Dysfunctional Family

If you wonder about the relationship between the main city states of Renaissance Italy, think about the daily soaps where everyone is in bed...

Oradour-sur-Glane: Site of a Massacre

The unique yet nauseating site of the memorial village of Oradour-sur-Glane, which in 1944 was the site of a horrific massacre. Oradour-sur-Glane changed forever in...

Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Empress Elisabeth of Austria, widely known as Sisi, led a life full of eccentricities. She detested court life and was obsessed with beauty and...

19th Century Political Liberalism

The political philosophy of liberalism is one that valued representative government and wanted all government action to be publicized. Liberals encouraged freedom of the...

Flame and Citron: Heroes of the Danish Resistance

Two men, codenamed Flame and Citron, played an important part in the Danish Resistance during the Second World War and were the subject of...

The History of Vienna

Celts and Romans founded the city but it was the Hapsbergs who were responsible for the construction of glorious buildings fit for an empire. Underneath...
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