World History Index Of Events

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Fall of Babylon (539 B.C.)

Fall of Babylon (539 B.C.) - The Neo-Babylonian Empire's rise was meteoric, but very short-lived. After the death of...

Fall of Baghdad (1258)

Fall of Baghdad (1258) - The Fall of Baghdad is rarely studied in the West.  But in the Islamic world, it is akin t...

Fall of Constantinople (1453)

Fall of Constantinople (1453) - If the Fall of Rome in 476 marks the start of the Middle Ages, the Fall of Constantinopl...

Fall of Granada (1492)

Fall of Granada (1492) - In the same year that Columbus sailed the ocean blue, the Spanish conquered the last Muslim str...

Fall of Jerusalem (ca. 586 B.C.)

Fall of Jerusalem (ca. 586 B.C.) - The city of David has been destroyed twice in its history. The first was in 586 B.C. ...

Fall of Nineveh (612 B.C.)

Fall of Nineveh (612 B.C.) - For centuries, the Assyrian Empire intimidated its neighbors through warfare and cruel puni...

Fall of Rome (476)

Fall of Rome (476) - 476 is considered a monumental year in history, as it is the official date (September 4, 476 to be ...

Fifth Crusade (1217-1221)

Fifth Crusade (1217-1221) - Since the Fourth Crusade never reached the Holy Land (or Egypt which was the intended target...

First Crusade (1096-1099)

The First Crusade (1096-1099) - The subject of the Crusades is a vast and controversial one, and could fill the contents...

First Opium War (1839-1842)

First Opium War (1839-1842) - After European nations opened sea routes to Asia, they tried to open trade as well.  ...

First Punic War (264-241 B.C.)

The First Punic War (264-241 B.C.) - After subduing the Italian peninsula, Rome began setting its sights overseas. Meanw...

Flavius Josephus (37-100)

Flavius Josephus (37-100) - Jewish historian who was raised in a priestly family and became a pharisee at a young age. W...

Flight (1903)

Flight (1903) - On December 17, 1903, after thousands of years of watching birds soar through the air and dreaming of de...

Forbidden City

Forbidden City - Under the Ming Dynasty, the Forbidden City became the imperial palace of China.  It solidified Bei...

Fortress of Buhen

Buhen - The most famous of a line of forts built by Pharaoh Sesostris III in southern Egypt to defen...

Fourth Crusade (1202-1204)

Fourth Crusade (1202-1204) - Even though Richard had captured a lot of territory in the Holy Land, he failed to retake J...

Francis of Assisi (ca. 1181-1226)

Francis of Assisi (ca. 1181-1226) - Francis of Assisi is one of the most admired figures in the history of the Catholic ...

Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871)

Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) - Otto the Great's dream of unifying the German people into a single nation was fina...

Frederick I (1122-1190)

Frederick I (1122-1190) - Had Frederick Barbarossa (Italian for "red beard") not died en route to the Third Cr...

Frederick the Great (1712-1786)

Frederick the Great (1712-1786) - Frederick II was king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786 and a member of the Hohenzollern fa...

French Invasion (1812)

French Invasion (1812) - The French invasion of Russia was the turning point of Napoleon's reign and initiated his d...

French Revolution (1789-1799)

French Revolution (1789-1799) - The absolute monarchy of France came tumbling down in a big way during the final decade ...

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