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1668 – Born on the 23rd of June. 1686 – Vico accepted a tutoring position in Vatolla, south of Salerno, that would last for nine years. 1699 – He married a childhood friend, Teresa Destito, and took a chair in rhetoric at the University of Naples. 1710 – Vico is best known for his verum ..

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1861 – Frederick Jackson Turner, born on the 14th of November in Portage, Winsconsin. He was, with Charles A. Beard, the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He is best known for The Significance of the Frontier in American History. 1884 – Graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.        – He was ..

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1889 – Born on the 14th of April. 1912 – He began his teaching career as a fellow of Balliol College and thereafter held positions at King’s College London, the London School of Economics and the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Chatham House. 1919 – He worked for the Intelligence department of the British ..

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460 BC – Thucydides was born in Alimos. 431 BC – He was probably in his twenties when the Peloponnesian War began, in 431 BC. 430 BC – 427 BC – He contracted the plague that ravaged Athens, killing Pericles, 424 BC – he was appointed strategos (general), and given command of a squadron of ..

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56 BC – Tacitus was born to an equestrian family like many Latin authors of the Golden and Silver Ages, he was from the provinces, probably either northern Italy, Gallia Narbonensis, or Hispania.          – The older aristocratic families were largely destroyed during the proscriptions at the end of the Republic, and Tacitus is ..

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1825 – Born at Knaresborough, Yorkshire on the 21st of June. 1850-1866 – He was elected a fellow of Trinity College, and held the college living of Navestock, Essex.          – He married Catherine, daughter of John Dollar, of Navestock, and they had several children.          – He was appointed Regius Professor of ..

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69 – Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, he was probably born this year,the famous ‘year of four Emperors’ — when his father, a Roman knight, served as a colonel in a regular legion and took part in the Battle of Baetricum.  – The author of the Lives of the Twelve Caesars tells this in his Life of ..

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64 BC – Strabo, was born in a wealthy family from Amaseia in Pontus (modern Amasya Turkey), which had recently become part of the Roman Empire. He was a Greek historian, geographer and philosopher. He is mostly famous for his 17-volume work Geographica, which presented a descriptive history of people and places from different regions ..

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1525 – Born in London, in the parish of St Michael, Cornhill. 1547 – He did not follow his father’s trade, but was apprenticed as a merchant tailor, being admitted to the Merchant Taylor’s company.          – He established a business at a house near the well within Aldgate, between Leadenhall and Fenchurch Street. ..

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1821 – The date of William Still’s birth is given as  October 7th, by most sources, but he gave the date of November 1819 in the 1900 Census. Born in Burlington County, New Jersey 1844 – William moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where, he began working as a clerk for the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition ..

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