World History Index Of Events

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Laozi (ca. 6th century B.C.)

Laozi (ca. 6th century B.C.) - One of the earliest religions of Chinese origin was founded by Laozi (or Lao-Tzu), known ...

Leibniz, Gottfried (1646-1716)

Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) - German mathematician who independently developed calculus at roughly the same time as Is...

Lenin & Stalin

Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) - The man who rose to power in Russia after the Russian Revolution and put Karl Marx's id...

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) - Along with Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci is one of the two figures more commonly assoc...

Leonidas (reign ca. 490-480 B.C.)

Leonidas (reign ca. 490-480 B.C.) - The hero of Thermopylae, Leonidas was king of Sparta. One of two actually, for Spart...

Li Bai (701-762)

Li Bai (701-762) - The mid to late Tang Dynasty was characterized by one of the greatest cultural periods in China's...

Li Chun (778-820)

Li Chun (778-820) - Also known as Emperor Xianzong, he was the last significant emperor of the Tang Dynasty, and Li Long...

Li Longji (685-762)

Li Longji (685-762) - Also known as Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, Li Longji had the longest reign of the Tang Dynasty at 43 ...

Li Yuan (566-635)

Li Yuan (566-635) - Also known as Emperor Gaozu, he was the founder and first emperor of the Tang Dynasty, ruling from 6...

Li Zicheng (ca. 1606-1645)

Li Zicheng (ca. 1606-1645) - The Ming Dynasty was not immediately replaced by the Qing.  There was about a year lon...

Library (of Alexandria)

Great Library - The greatest repository of writing in antiquity, the Library of Alexandria was not necessarily designed ...

Lighthouse of Alexandria

Lighthouse of Alexandria - Egypt was home of two of the Ancient Wonders of the World, one from the Dynastic Period and o...

Liu Bang (ca. 256-195 B.C.)

Liu Bang (ca. 256-195 B.C.) - After the death of Qin Shĭ Huángdi, the Qin Dynasty did not survive long. A militar...

Liu Che (156-87 B.C.)

Liu Che (156-87 B.C.) - Also known as Emperor Wu of Han, he was monarch of the Han Dynasty for 54 years (141-87 B.C.), i...

Liu Xiu (5 B.C.-57 A.D.)

Liu Xiu (5 B.C.-57 A.D.) - After the fall of the short-lived Xin Dynasty, several members of the Liu family (which had r...

Livy (59 B.C.-17 A.D.)

Livy (59 B.C.-17 A.D.) - One of Rome's great historians, Livy (or Titus Livius) lived at a time when literacy was at...

Locke, John (1632-1704)

John Locke (1632-1704) - Probably the foremost political philosopher in history, he came at the forefront of the Enlight...

London (Founding)

London - The greatest city on the British Isles and the capital of England began as a tiny Roman outpost in the province...

Louis the Pious (778-840)

Louis the Pious (778-840) - The son and successor of Charlemagne who ruled the Franks from the time of his father's ...

Louis XIV (1638-1715)

Louis XIV (1638-1715) - The Sun King; the most famous monarch of France (but not necessarily the Franks of which Charlem...

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) - German composer and pianist considered by many to be the greatest in history (with&nb...

Luoyang

Luoyang - So many dynasties have risen and fallen in China over the centuries that several different cities could claim ...

Lycurgus (ca. 820-730 B.C.?)

Lycurgus (ca. 820-730 B.C.?) - Another mysterious person in history, it is unclear whether or not Lycurgus actually even...

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