1361 – Born on February 26th in Nürnberg. A German king and, as Wenceslas IV, king of Bohemia, whose weak and tempestuous, though eventful, reign was continually plagued by wars and princely rivalries that he was unable to control, plunging his territories into a state of virtual anarchy until he was stripped of his powers ..
907 – Wenceslaus was born near Prague, in Bohemia (Czechoslovakia). Bohemian duke and saint. 920 – He gained the throne at the age of thirteen. 935 – On September 28th, as Wenceslaus was going to Mass, Boleslas attacked him with a sword. The brothers struggled, but three other rebels rushed up and killed the king. ..
1820 – Born in November 11th in Naples, Italy. Vittorio Emanuele Ferdinando Maria Gennaro di Savoia, the son of King Umberto I. 1896 – Married to Helen Petrovic-Njegos of Mentenegro on October 24th. 1900 – Victor Emmanuel came to the throne when his father was assassinated at Monza. He was so small that he was ..
1844 – Born on March 14th in Turin, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia (Italy). The duke of Savoy and king of Italy who led his country out of its isolation and into the Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary and Germany. 1866 – Umberto first fought in the war against Austria. – The calm and decisive ..
White Russian general. Opposed Bolsheviks in Russian Civil War. Ruled Mongolia, last true khan. Captured and..
1341 B.C – He was Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty born this year in Egypt. 1333 B.C – He began his reign at age 9, his vizier and eventual successor Ay was probably making most of the important political decisions during Tutankhamun’s reign. Nonetheless, Tutankhamun is in modern times, one of the most famous ..
1336 – Born in Transoxiana, near Kesh, situated some 50 miles south of Samarkand in modern Uzbekistan. 1360 – Timur gained prominence as a military leader. He took part in campaigns in Transoxania with the khan of Chagatai, a fellow descendant of Genghis Khan. 1382 – Timur supported Tokhtamysh against Russians and Tokhtamysh, with armed ..
967-928 BC – He became ruler and his kingdom extended from the Euphrates River in the north to Egypt in ..
Macedonian general under Alexander. Ruler of Babylon 321b-280b. Ruler of Seleucid Empire ..
721 B.C. – Became one of Assyria’s great kings during the last century of its history. He extended and consolidated the conquests of his presumed father, Tiglath-pileser III. 714 B.C. – An unparalleled record of Sargon’s eighth campaign—in the form of a letter to the god Ashur—has been recovered. – Sargon led the ..