World History Index Of Events

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Maccabean Revolt (167-160 B.C.)

Maccabean Revolt (167-160 B.C.) - After their release from exile by Cyrus the Great, most of the Jews held captive in Ba...

Magellan, Ferdinand (ca. 1480-1521)

Ferdinand Magellan (ca. 1480-1521) - The first expedition to circumnavigate the earth.  Ferdinand Magellan was Port...

Magna Carta

Magna Carta - The Magna Carta is the ancestor of the US Constitution.  Although not the first document in history t...

Maharaja Sri Gupta (240-280)

Maharaja Sri Gupta (240-280) - The Mauryan Empire did not survive long after Ashoka the Great's reign. After a serie...

Mahāvīra (ca. 599-527 B.C.)

Mahāvīra (ca. 599-527 B.C.) - Jainism is a prehistoric religion from India which is still adhered to by millions of peop...

Maimonides (1135-1204)

Maimonides (1135-1204) - Whereas ancient Greece produced several great philosophers, and the Middle Ages many Islamic ph...

Manetho (3rd century B.C.)

Manetho (3rd century B.C.) - Manetho was the great Egyptian historian (often called the father of Egyptian history) and ...

Marc Antony (83-30 B.C.)

Marc Antony (83-30 B.C.) - Marcus Antonius. A Roman general under Julius Caesar and member of the Second Triumvirate. Li...

Marco Polo (ca.1254-1324)

Marco Polo (ca.1254-1324) - Two hundred years before Christopher Columbus sailed West in an attempt to reach the Orient,...

Marcus Porcius Cato (234-149 B.C.)

Marcus Porcius Cato (234-149 B.C.) - Roman statesmen who perhaps was the man most responsible for the final destruction ...

Marius, Gaius (157-86 B.C.)

Gaius Marius (157-86 B.C.) - Roman general and politician who probably was the first figure to set Rome on the path to e...

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Martin Luther (1483-1546) - Martin Luther is considered one of the most significant figures in history for he single-han...

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus - An Ancient Wonder of the world, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was built as the final resti...

Medieval Baghdad

Baghdad - Al-Mansur, the second caliph of the Abbasids, wanted to build a new capital for the new caliphate.  So in...

Medieval Beijing

Beijing - Beijing is the present capital of China and has been so for most of the past 700 years.  Its history goes...

Medieval Cairo

Cairo - The present capital of Egypt does not date back to ancient times like much of the rest of the region (neverthele...

Mehmed II (1432-1481)

Mehmed II (1432-1481) - The Ottoman emperor who conquered Constantinople at the age of only 21, thus earning the title M...

Mencius (372-289 B.C.)

Mencius (372-289 B.C.) - The most famous Confucian thinker after Confucius himself, Mencius lived toward the end of the ...

Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia - All evidence today points to Mesopotamia being the "Cradle of Civilization". The word is Greek a...

Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Michelangelo (1475-1564) - The other "greatest" figure of the Renaissance, Michelangelo may not have had as mu...

Mithridatic Wars

Mithridatic Wars - Three wars were fought between the Republic and the Kingdom of Pontus, under the rule of Mithridates ...

Miyamoto Musashi (ca. 1584-1645)

Miyamoto Musashi (ca. 1584-1645) - Simply put, the most renown (and probably greatest) swordsman in Japanese history. &n...

Mogao Caves

Mogao Caves - Also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, they're a series of Buddhist grottoes located in the ...

Mohammed (ca. 570-632)

Mohammed (ca. 570-632) - Also Muhammad. Founder of the Islamic faith, author of the Qur'an and uniter of the Arab pe...

Mongols invade Japan

Mongols invade Japan - After Kublai Khan became emperor of China and founded the Yuan Dynasty, he turned his attention e...

Moscow (History)

Moscow - The history of the great Russian city of Moscow begins in 1147.  In that year, Yuri Dolgoruky, a prince of...

Moses (the Deliverer)

Moses - "Let my people go," was the cry of a lowly Hebrew to the Egyptian Pharaoh. Pharaoh refused and God har...

Mosque of Uqba

Mosque of Uqba - The three most holy sites in Islam are all well-known, being mentioned even in modern times because of ...

Muhammad bin Qasim (ca. 695-715)

Muhammad bin Qasim (ca. 695-715) - A brilliant young Umayyad general who was even younger than Alexander the Great when ...

Mussolini, Benito (1883-1945)

Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) - Before Hitler became Der Führer, Mussolini became Il Duce (which also means leader)....

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