World History Index Of Events

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Hadrian (76-138 A.D.)

Hadrian (76-138 A.D.) - Rome's maximum extent did not survive long after Trajan's death. Upon ascending the thro...

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall - The second most famous wall, after the Great Wall of China, in all antiquity. After Julius Caesar a...

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia - As the most famous landmark in Constantinople (later Istanbul), the Hagia Sophia stood as the center...

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Hanging Gardens - The most mysterious of the Seven Ancient Wonders because so little is known about them. The biggest qu...

Hannibal Barca (ca 247-183 B.C.)

Hannibal Barca (ca 247-183 B.C.) - From the ashes of the First Punic War, there arose a new threat to Rome. As a nine ye...

Hatshepsut (ca. 1479-1458 B.C.)

Hatshepsut (ca. 1479-1458 B.C.) - Her name means "foremost of noble women" and she is probably the first known...

Henry IV (1050-1106)

Henry IV (1050-1106) - Early German monarch and Holy Roman Emperor who is most famous for being involved in the Investit...

Henry VIII (1491-1547)

Henry VIII (1491-1547) - The monarch who provides us with perhaps more comic relief than any other, Henry VIII is notori...

Herodotus (ca. 485-425 B.C.)

Herodotus (ca. 485-425 B.C.) - The "Father of History", as named by Cicero because he is considered the first ...

Hieroglyphics

Hieroglyphics - Unlike Cuneiform, hieroglyphs did not evolve into symbols, but remained pictographic for centuries. It i...

Himeji Castle (Japan)

Himeji Castle - With a long and turbulent feudal period, Japan is home to many castles.  Of those which still exist...

Hippocrates (ca. 460-370 B.C.)

Hippocrates (ca. 460-370 B.C.) - The "Father of Medicine", Hippocrates is the first known human who can rightl...

Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945)

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) - Voted the most evil man of the 20th century, Adolf Hitler was directly responsible for about ...

Hittites

The Hittites - Who were the Hittites? Perhaps the greatest empire for which we know the least about is that of the Hitti...

Hittites Sack Babylon (ca. 1585 B.C.)

Hittites Sack Babylon (ca. 1585 B.C.) - As a demonstration of Hittite power, they invaded Mesopotamia and sacked the cit...

Holy Roman Empire

Holy Roman Empire - The Holy Roman Empire was a confederation of independent states in Central Europe which existed from...

Homer the Bard (dates unknown)

Homer (dates unknown) - Who was Homer? He is one of the more enigmatic figures in history as not much is really known ab...

Honjo Masamune (Sword)

Honjo Masamune - The most famous sword of Japan forged by its most famous swordsmith, Masamune (1264-1343).  The Ho...

Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)

Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) - One of Britian's greatest heroes and sailors, Admiral Nelson served in the Royal Navy w...

House of Wisdom (Baghdad)

House of Wisdom - The House of Wisdom (pronounced Bayt al-Hikma in Arabic) was the most important learning center and li...

Huang Cho Rebellion (874-884)

Huang Cho Rebellion - The Huang Cho Rebellion (known in China as the Huang Chao Revolution) was essentially a ten year c...

Hundred Years' War (1337-1453)

Hundred Years' War (1337-1453) - What is the longest war in history?  By its very name, The Hundred Years' ...

Hyksos

Hyksos - Who were the Hyksos? Sometime after 1800 B.C. Egypt was invaded from the northeast by nomadic people from ...

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