The Pocket Guide to World History

Magdeburg. 1631. German republic destroyed by Tilly in Thirty Years War. [Read more ...]

Magdelanian. ~15-9C BC. Late paleolithic period. [Read more ...]

Magellan, Ferdinand. c1480-1521 Portuguese navigator. Died leading first circumnavigation of the world. Discovered Straits of Magellan 1520. [Read more ...]

Magenta, Battle. 1859. France, Piedmont defeat Austria creating Italian Unity. Carnage led to founding of Red Cross. Eponymous dye discovered 1859. [Read more ...]

Magi. Persian priest caste. Caspar, Melchior, Belthazar bore gifts to Jesus. [Read more ...]

Maginot. André. 1877-1932. French statesman. Built line of fortifications in the east of France 1928-38, leaving French overconfident vs German threat. [Read more ...]

Magliabechi, Antonio. 1633-1714. Italian Medici librarian. [Read more ...]

Magna Carta. 1215. British charter of rights, confirming ancient liberties, forced on King John at Runnymede. Habeas Corpus. [Read more ...]

Magna Graecia. 8-6C BC. Greek colonies in S Italy. Cumae, Tarentum. [Read more ...]

Magnus I. The Good. 1024-47. King of Norway 1035-, Denmark 1042-, uniting them. Failed in claim to England. [Read more ...]

Magnus VI. 1238-80. Norwegian king 1263-. Law system. [Read more ...]

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