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Jovan Cirilov

Jovan Cirilov was a Serbian theater expert, philosopher, writer, theatre selector, and poet. He mostly wrote about the Serbian culture. He was born in Kikinda, Yugoslavia. As a member of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, he was the first pe ...

Louis Cullen

Louis Michael Cullen is an Irish diplomat, academic, historian, author and Japanologist. He is Professor of Modern Irish History at Trinity College in Dublin.

Samir Farid

Samir Farid was an Egyptian writer, movie critic, journalist and movie historian. He was born in Cairo, Egypt. He authored and translated over 60 books since 1966 on Egyptian, Arab and World cinema. He was the consultant for Cinema affairs in the ...

Gao Wenbin

Gao Wenbin was a Chinese historian, translator, university professor and jurist. He was the last surviving member of the Chinese delegation which represented the Republic of China at the Tokyo Trial. He was born in Yueyang, Hunan. In 1952, he was ...

Teresa Gisbert Carbonell

Teresa Gisbert Carbonell de Mesa was a Bolivian architect and art historian. She specialized in the history of the Andean region. She was born in La Paz, Bolivia. From 1954 to 1970, she taught Bolivian culture and art history in the Faculty of Hu ...

Ibn Khaldun

Abdul Rahman Ibn Khaldun was an influential Arab thinker of the 14th century. His family were from Andalusia. Born in Tunisia in 1332, Khaldun served the governments of the day in many ways. He was sometimes in prison. He lived in Marrakesh in Mo ...

Asghar Khan

Air Marshal Asghar Khan was Pakistani politician, aviation historian, peace activist, and retired three star rank air force general. Khan served as the first native Commander in Chief of the Pakistan Air Force PAF under President Iskander Mirza 1 ...

Dinh Xuan Lam

Dinh Xuan Lam was a Vietnamese historian. He was known for having to helped build the Department of Recent History and of Modern Vietnam. He served as vice president of the Vietnam History Science and Chairman of the Scientific Council Center for ...

Manetho

Manetho was an ancient Egyptian historian and priest from Sebennytos. He lived during the Ptolemaic era, in about 300 BC. Manetho wrote the Aegyptiaca History of Egypt. His book is used by Egyptologists to work out the dates for events in ancient ...

George Metallinos

Protopresbyter Fr. George Metallinos was a Greek theologian, priest, historian, author and professor. Metallinos was born in Corfu, Greece. In 1971, he was ordained a member of the clergy and became Doctor of Theology University of Athens and Doc ...

Henri Pirenne

Henri Pirenne was a Belgian historian and academic. Pirenne is considered as one of the most important historians of Belgium.

Janko Prunk

Janko Prunk, is a Slovenian historian of modern history. He has published articles and monographs on analytical politology, modern history, the genesis of modern political formations, and the history of social and political philosophy in Slovenia ...

Dick Scott (historian)

Richard George Scott was a New Zealand historian and journalist. He wrote many books on the history of New Zealand. His first book, 151 Days, was about the 1951 New Zealand waterfront dispute. His most well-known work is Ask That Mountain, which ...

Karel Schoeman

Karel Schoeman was a South African novelist, historian, and translator. He was the author of 19 novels and many works of history. He was one of South Africas most honored authors. Schoeman wrote mainly in Afrikaans, although several of his non-fi ...

Mario Soares

Mario Alberto Nobre Lopes Soares, GColTE, GCC, GColL, KE was a Portuguese politician. He served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 1976 to 1978 and from 1983 to 1985. He soon became President of Portugal from 1986 to 1996.

Su Beng

Su Beng, whose given name was Shih Chao-hui, was a Taiwanese dissident and political activist. He was born in Shirin Town, Taihoku Chō, Japanese Taiwan. He was known as the" Che Guevara of Taiwan". In April 1994, he began the Taiwan Independence ...

Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari

Abi Jafar Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari was one of the earliest, most important and famous Persian historians and explainers of the Quran, most famous for his Tarikh al-Tabari and Tafsir al-Tabari.

Mohamed Talbi

Mohamed Talbi was a Tunisian historian and professor. He was the author of many books about Islam. He was born in Tunis. Talbi was appointed president of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts between 2011 and 2012. Talbi died on 1 M ...

Ramon Jose Velasquez

Ramon Jose Velasquez Mujica was an Venezuelan politician. He served as Acting president of Venezuela between 1993 and 1994. He was known as a historian, journalist, lawyer, politician and entertainer of companies for his knowledge of the "nationa ...

Wang Jiafan

Wang Jiafan was a Chinese historian. He works focused on economic and social history of China and Jiangnan regional history. He was a professor and doctoral supervisor at East China Normal University. Wang was born in Jinxi, Kunshan, Jiangsu. In ...

Memorial

A memorial is an object which serves as a memory of something, usually a person who has died or a famous event. Statues are a popular type of memorial. A memorial hall is a building which serves to remind people of something, again usually people ...

Afrikaans Language Monument

The Afrikaans Language Monument is the only monument in the world dedicated to a language. It is on a hill overlooking the Teachers Training College in Paarl, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Completed in 1975, it was built to celebrate the 1 ...

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe, at the centre of the place de lEtoile and the western end of the Champs-Elysees, is a very famous monument in Paris. Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte commissioned it in 1806 after victory in the Battle of Austerlitz. It is a large ...

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is Australias national memorial. It recognises all members of the armed forces and organisations who have died or taken part in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia. The memorial includes a large military museum. ...

Independence Square (Ukraine)

Independence Square or Maidan Nezalezhnosti is the national public square of Ukraine. The square is located in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Most of the buildings in the square were ruined in World War II. Today the square is a center of public p ...

Juche Tower

The Juche Tower is a monument in Pyongyang, North Korea. It was completed in 1982. It is on the eastern bank of the Taedong River, opposite the Kim Il-Sung Square. Its geographic coordinates are 39°1′3.52″N, 125°45′48.05″E. It was made to celebra ...

Khachkar

A Khachkar or Khatchkar is a carved memorial stone found in Armenia. It has a crucifix or cross, with a rosette or sun circle below it. Other parts can be filled with patterns of leaves, grapes or knots. Sometimes it has a ledge at the top with s ...

Kidron Valley necropolis

Kidron Valley necropolis is a row of ancient Jewish burial caves in the Kidron Valley. The valley is between the City of David and the north-west slope of the Mount of Olives. The ancient caves face towards the City of David to the west under the ...

Monas

Monas or National Monument is a 450 ft tall monument in Jakarta, Indonesia. It represents the spirit of the Indonesians to fight for their independence. The construction began at 1961 under Soekarno and was finished at 1975 under Soehartos reign. ...

National Monument (Indonesia)

The National Monument or Monas is an icon of Jakarta which is located in center of Jakarta, it is an attractive tourist and educational center for resident of Jakarta and its surroundings. Monas was founded on August 1959 and inaugurated two year ...

Obelisk

An obelisk is a stone made monument, much like a column but supporting nothing. Obelisks were erected by Ancient Egyptians for commemoration. Obelisks were usually made of a single piece of stone. A birds eye view of obelisk is square and this st ...

Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque

Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque Quwwat-ul-Islam was sponsored by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, founder of the Mamluk dynasty. The Quwwat-ul-Islam is best known for its tower of victory, celebrating the Muslim conquest of India. It is also known as Rai Pithora ka Mah ...

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a mosque like building and tomb built in the 17th century by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The building is in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Widely thought as one of the most beautiful buil ...

The Monument to the Unknown Soldier

The Monument to the Unknown Soldier is a monument in central Baghdad built by Italian architect, Marcello DOlivo, based on a concept by Iraqi sculptor, Khaled al-Rahal. It was constructed between 1979 and 1982. It was dedicated to the martyrs of ...

Tsitsernakaberd

Tsitsernakaberd is a memorial for the victims of the Armenian Genocide. It is on a hill overlooking Yerevan, Armenia. Every year on April 24, Armenians gather here to remember the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide that took place in the Ottom ...

Yonaguni monument

The Yonaguni monument is a group of very big underwater rocks. It is off the southern coast of Japan. It was discovered by local divers in the 1980s. The monument has staircase-like terraces with flat sides and sharp corners. Most of academic soc ...

Interregnum

An interregnum is a period between monarchs, between popes of the Roman Catholic Church, emperors of Holy Roman Empire, Polish kings or between consuls of the Roman Republic. It can also refer any gap in the continuity of a government, organizati ...

Copper Age

The Copper Age was a time period between the Neolithic and the Bronze Age. It is also named Chalcolithic. In the Bronze Age, people added tin to copper to make bronze, an alloy which is much harder than either tin or copper. During the Copper Age ...

Early modern period

The early modern period is a time from 1500–1800. This time follows the Middle Ages. It is the start of recognizable nations that we know today. In the history of Europe, the early modern period follows the Medieval period. It begins around the F ...

Islamic Golden Age

The Islamic Golden Age, also sometimes known as the Islamic Renaissance, lasted from the 8th century to the 13th century. Some scholars think one should count even the 15th and the 16th centuries to this period. This period was called Golden Age, ...

Migration period

The migration period, or barbarian invasions or Volkerwanderung, happened in AD 300–700 in Europe, at the end of ancient history and during the Early Middle Ages. The migrations included the Goths, Vandals, Franks, and other Germanic, Bulgar, and ...

Pre-Columbian era

The pre-Columbian era means the history and prehistory of the Americas before there were important European influences on the American continent. The word pre-Columbian refers to the era before Christopher Columbus, but sometimes it can include t ...

Prehistory

Prehistory is the time before people began to write. The word comes from the Ancient Greek words προ and ιστορία. Paul Tournal first used the French word Prehistorique. He found things made by humans more than ten thousand years ago in some caves ...

Alexander Bulgakov

Alexander Bulgakov was born in 1781 in Constantinople in the family of a Russian diplomat, Yakov Bulgakov 1743–1809. At the beginning of his career, Bulgakov worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served as an official with special duties ...

Konstantin Bulgakov

Konstantin Yakovlevich Bulgakov was a Russian diplomat, privy councillor, and postal administrator. Konstantin Bulgakov served as the Director of the Moscow Post Office. Since 1819 he was the Director of Saint Petersburg Post Office. Bulgakov lat ...

Clapper Post

Clapper Post was an urban postal service, which existed in Vienna, capital of Austria, and in other cities of that country. Its name refers to an instrument, clapper, into which a mailman struck, notifying about his arrival. In Vienna, Clapper Po ...

Gallows letter

In postal history, a gallows letter was a letter with a "gallows" mark meaning "very quickly". Gallows letters were official letters or dispatches used by the Privy Council of Elizabeth I of England. To express an extreme degree of urgency of del ...

Postage stamps and postal history of Macau

The first stamps issued for Macau by the Portuguese was in 1884. The common "Portuguese crown" design was used and nine values ranging from 5 to 300 reis were made.

Persian couriers

Persian couriers were ancient mounted messengers kept ready at regular stages throughout old Persia for carrying the royal despatches at the time of the Achaemenid Empire.

Riot

Riots happen when many people meet to be violent. This can happen after sports events, demonstrations or as a protest. Rioters damage cars, buildings and attack other people, among other things. The police are brought out to stop riots. In the We ...

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