The Pocket Guide to World History

Jean de Meung. 1240-1305. French poet. Roman de la Rose 1280. [Read more ...]

Jeans, James. 1877-1946. English astronomer. Dynamic theory of gases. [Read more ...]

Jefferson, Thomas. 1743-1826. US President 1801-9. Drafted Declaration of Independence. Louisiana Purchase. [Read more ...]

Jeffersonian Republicans. 1790-. US First opposition party. Advocated limited government vs Federalists. [Read more ...]

Jeffreys of Wem, Baron. 1645-89. Bloody Assizes judge. Extortion, corruption. Lord Chancellor 1685-8. [Read more ...]

Jehoshaphat.c873-849BC. King of Judah. [Read more ...]

Jehovah’s Witnesses. 1879-. Christian sect believing in Christ’s imminent second coming. Founded by Russell. Publish Watchtower and Awake!. Yahweh. [Read more ...]

Jellicoe, John. 1859-1935. British WWI Admiral. Jutland. [Read more ...]

Jemmapes, Battle. 1792. Dumouriez defeats Austrians. French occupy Belgium. [Read more ...]

Jena-Auerstadt, Battles. 1806. Napoleonic victories over Prussians led to fall of Berlin. [Read more ...]

Jenkins’ Ear, War. 1739-43. England vs Spain over restrictions of trade with Spanish colonies...War of Austrian Succession. Spanish cut ear, 1731. [Read more ...]

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