World History Index Of Events

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Edward III (1312-1377)

Edward III (1312-1377) - England's third consecutive monarch named Edward; all three would play a major role in the ...

Egyptian Book of the Dead

Egyptian Book of the Dead - The Egyptians were very thorough about preparing their dead for the afterlife. The body was ...

Egyptian Pyramids

The Pyramids - After the construction of the Step Pyramid, Egypt entered a building phase on the grandest of scales. Wit...

Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) - E=mc².  That was the equation that made Albert Einstein a "rock star" ...

El Cid (1043-1099)

El Cid (1043-1099) - Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (his real name) is Spain's national hero.  He was the consumm...

Eleanor of Aquitaine (ca. 1122 - 1204)

Eleanor of Aquitaine (ca. 1122 - 1204) - Eleanor of Aquitaine stands out as an almost unique figure in history.  Sh...

Emperor Maurice (539-602)

Maurice (539-602) - The last Byzantine emperor of the 6th century, he ruled from 582 until 602. Before becoming emperor,...

Epaminondas (ca. 418-362 B.C.)

Epaminondas (ca. 418-362 B.C.) - After Sparta defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War, it would be natural to assume th...

Epic of Gilgamesh

Epic of Gilgamesh - The first great extant work of literature in history, Gilgamesh is the epic poem of a Sumerian king ...

Eruption of Thera

Thera - The eruption of Thera (modern Santorini) is probably the first major volcanic eruption in recorded history, as w...

Etruscans

Etruscans - One cannot study the history of early Rome without reading about Etruscan civilization. And the origin of th...

Euripides (ca. 485-406 B.C.)

Euripides (ca. 485-406 B.C.) - Third and youngest of Athens' three great tragedians, the year of Euripides' birt...

Eusebius (ca. 260-340)

Eusebius (ca. 260-340) - Eusebius was a Christian polemicist of Greek ethnicity who lived during the Roman Empire. At th...

Excalibur (Arthur's Sword)

Excalibur - Like its wielder, the legendary sword Excalibur, may or may not have existed (So why is it included on this ...

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