The Pocket Guide to World History

Dickinson, Emily. 1830-86. Reclusive US mystical poet. Wrote >1500 poems. Poems 1867. [Read more ...]

Dictator. In Rome, chosen by consuls in emergency for 6 mo. term. [Read more ...]

Dictionary. 150BC Chinese. 1612 Italian. 1933 OED. [Read more ...]

Diderot, Denis. 1713-84. French writer, editor of Encyclopédie 1745-72 based on Chambers’. Rameau’s nephew. [Read more ...]

Dido. Sister of King of Tyre. Legendary founder of Carthage. [Read more ...]

Diem, Ngo. Ngo Dinh Diem. [Read more ...]

Dien Bien Phu, Battle. 1954. Decisive Vietnamese victory; ends French rule. [Read more ...]

Dieppe. 1942. Unsuccessful Canadian-led experimental assault on French port. 44,000 dead. [Read more ...]

Diesel, Rudolph. 1858-1913. German engineer. Invented diesel engine, 1892. [Read more ...]

Dietrich, Marlene. 1901-92. German/US film actress. [Read more ...]

Diggers. 1649-50. English communal Puritan farmers. “True Levellers”. [Read more ...]

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