The Pocket Guide to World History

Oehlenschläger, Adam. 1779-1850. Danish Romantic poet. [Read more ...]

Oenone. Nymph wife of Paris. Deserted for Helen of Troy. [Read more ...]

Oersted, Christian. 1777-1851. Danish physicist: discovered electromagnetism 1819. [Read more ...]

Offa. 755-796. King of Mercia 757-. Founded St. Alban’s abbey. Dee Dyke vs Welsh 785. Introduced coinage. Treaty with Charlemagne. Began unification of England. [Read more ...]

Offenbach, Jacques. 1819-80. German/French light operatic composer: Tales of Hoffman. Orpheus 1859. [Read more ...]

Og. Giant biblical king of Bashan. [Read more ...]

Ogadai. 1185-1241. Mongol ruler 1229-41. Conquered China to Poland, Hungary. [Read more ...]

Oglethorpe, James. 1696-1785. English. Penal reform. Founded Georgia 1733 as haven for bankrupts. [Read more ...]

Ogmios. Celtic god = Hercules. [Read more ...]

OGPU. 1923. Soviet secret police. 1934 NKVD. KGB. [Read more ...]

O’Higgins, Bernardo. 1778-1842. Chilean revolutionary, First president. 1818-23. Deposed. [Read more ...]

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