World History Index Of Events

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Galen (ca. 129-200)

Galen (ca. 129-200) - A Greek surgeon who lived during the Roman Empire, Galen is the second most famous physician in an...

Galileo (1564-1642)

Galileo (1564-1642) - Galileo Galilei is almost as famous for his clash with the Catholic Church as he is for his discov...

Gates of Vienna (1683)

Gates of Vienna (1683) - The Battle of Vienna (commonly referred to as the "Gates of Vienna") was fought on Se...

Genghis Khan (1162-1227)

Genghis Khan (1162-1227) - Possibly the most fearsome conqueror the world has ever seen.  Born Temüjin, he bec...

Ghandi, Mahatma (1869-1948)

Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948) - Indian pacifist who succeeded in gaining independence from Great Britain through non-violen...

Giotto di Bondone (ca.1266-1317)

Giotto di Bondone (ca. 1266-1337) - Many historians mark the life of Italian artist, Giotto di Bondone, as the start of ...

Gladius (Roman Sword)

Gladius - The sword that forged the mightiest empire in the ancient world, the Gladius was the primary weapon of the Rom...

Goguryeo-Sui Wars (598 & 612-614)

Goguryeo-Sui Wars (598 & 612-614) - A series of military campaigns by the Sui Dynasty of China against the Goguryeo ...

Gothic War (535-554)

Gothic War (535-554) - After the Iberian War ended with the Sāssānid Empire (see Many Wars below) Justinian was able to ...

Grand Canal

Grand Canal - The Grand Canal is the longest and oldest (still in existence) man-made river on earth and connects t...

Great Mosque of Xi'an

Great Mosque of Xi'an - Islam came to China fairly early in its history, by the late 7th century for sure.  The...

Great Persecution (303-313)

The Great Persecution (303-313) - Ever since the crucifixion of Christ and mission of the Apostle Paul, Christianity spr...

Great Revolt (66-70 A.D.)

The Great Revolt (66-70 A.D.) - Sometimes called the First Jewish-Roman War, it was an attempt by the Jews to boot the R...

Great Wall of China

Great Wall - Next to the Egyptian pyramids, the Great Wall of China is probably the most enduring man-made structure in ...

Greek Fire (Byzantine weapon)

Greek Fire - The Byzantine Empire had a secret weapon that for centuries allowed them to keep their enemies at bay. ...

Gregorian Calendar

Gregorian Calendar - The Gregorian Calendar is the internationally recognized and most widely accepted calendar in the w...

Gunpowder (Origin)

Gunpowder - No one knows exactly who invented gunpowder.  All we know is it was invented by a Chinese alchemist (or...

Guru Nanak (1469-1539)

Guru Nanak (1469-1539) - The founder of Sikhism which today has some 30 million followers.  Sikhism is one of the f...

Gutenberg, Johannes (1395-1468)

Johannes Gutenberg (1395-1468) -  Gutenberg was not the first to invent either the printing press or movable type. ...

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