The Pocket Guide to World History


Hutterites. 16C-. Communal Hungarian Anabaptist sect. 1870s moved to Western North America. [Read more ...]

Hutton, James. 1726-97. Scot. geologist. Uniformitarianism 1785. Defined eras 1788. [Read more ...]

Huxley, Aldous. 1894-1963. English philosophical novelist: Brave New World 1932. [Read more ...]

Huxley, Thomas. 1825-95. English scientist, lecturer. Coined term “agnostic”. Darwinist. [Read more ...]

Huygens, Christiaan. 1629-95. Dutch physicist, mathematician. Discovered Saturn’s rings 1655. Pendulum clock 1657. Centripetal force 1659. Conservation of Energy 1669. Wave theory of light 1678. [Read more ...]

Hyatt, John. 1837-1920. Celluloid 1870. [Read more ...]

Hyde, Edward. 1609-74. English statesman, historian. Supported Charles II. [Read more ...]

Hydra. Many-headed water serpent killed by Hercules. [Read more ...]

Hydrogen Bomb. Thermonuclear or H-Bomb. 1952 US. 1953 USSR. 1957 Britain. 1968 France. 1971 China. 1974 India. ? Israel. Atomic Bomb. [Read more ...]

Hyksos. Semitic invaders of Egypt on horse and chariot. Ruled 1675-1550BC. [Read more ...]

Hymen. Greek god of marriage. [Read more ...]

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