The Pocket Guide to World History

Cid, El. (Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar). c1043-99. Spanish hero, who fought for Moors and Christians. Idealized in 1140 epic El Cantar de mio Cid. Conquered and ruled Valencia 1094-99. [Read more ...]

Cierva y Cordoniu, Juan de la. 1895-1936. Spanish autogyro inventor 1923. First vertical take-off 1934. [Read more ...]

Cimabue, Giovanni. c1240-1302. Italian painter. Broke from Byzantine to natural style by characterizing individuals. St. John. Pisa Cathedral. Sta Trinita Madonna c1290. [Read more ...]

Cimarosa, Dominico. 1749-1801. Italian comic opera composer. [Read more ...]

Cimber, Lucius. An assassin of Julius Caesar. [Read more ...]

Cimbri. 2C BC. Germanic tribe. Invaded Rome. Annihilated. [Read more ...]

Cimon. c510-451BC. Athenian hero of Persian Wars. [Read more ...]

Cincinnatus. 5C BC. Roman hero and statesman. [Read more ...]

Cinematography. 1889 Edison kinetoscope. 1895 Lumière Cinematographe. 1906 Color. 1928 Talky. 1929 Technicolor. [Read more ...]

Cinna, Lucius. c84BC. Roman consul. Killed Sulla’s supporters. Assassinated. [Read more ...]

Cinq-Mars, Marquis de. 1620-42. Opponent of Richelieu, beheaded. [Read more ...]

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