The Pocket Guide to World History

Krakatoa. 1883. Volcanic eruption heard 2200 miles away. 120 ft tidal wave. [Read more ...]

Krebs, Hans. 1900-81. German/English biochemist. Citric acid cycle of human energy, 1937. [Read more ...]

Kremlin. 1156 walled city. Moscow Imperial Palace to 1712. Now houses Russian government. [Read more ...]

Kreuger, Ivar. 1880-1932. Swede. Failed attempt at world match monopoly. [Read more ...]

Krishnamurti, Jiddu. 1895-1986. Indian religious philosopher. Headed World Order of the Star with Besant. [Read more ...]

Kronshtadt Rebellion. 1921. Sailors vs Bolsheviks. Suppressed but led to New Economic Policy. [Read more ...]

Kropotkin, Pyotr. 1842-1921. Russian revolutionary, anarchist. [Read more ...]

Krsna. Hindu god. 8th incarnation of Vishnu. [Read more ...]

Kruger, Paul. 1825-1904. Boer Transvaal president 1883-1900. [Read more ...]

Kruger Telegram. 1896. Wilhelm II congratulates Kruger on defeating Jameson Raid, angering British. [Read more ...]

Krupp. 1587-1968. German family of arms manufacturers. Steel works 1812. Canon 1847. Used slave labour in WWII. [Read more ...]

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