The Pocket Guide to World History

Pyrenees, Treaty. 1659. Established French/Spanish border ending 24 year war. [Read more ...]

Pyrrho. c360-270BC. Founder of Sceptics. [Read more ...]

Pyrrhus. 319-272BC. King of Epirus. Defeated Romans at Heraclea and Ausculum at great cost (Pyrrhic Victory). Memoirs. [Read more ...]

Pythagoras. c582-500BC. Greek philosopher: numbers are key to understanding the universe. Founded first school of higher learning at Crotona, Italy. [Read more ...]

Pytheas. c300BC. Greek. Voyaged to Britain, Iceland. [Read more ...]

Pythian Games. -4C. Musical and athletic contests at Delphi. [Read more ...]

Qaddafi, Muammar. 1942-. Radical nationalist Libyan dictator 1969- after deposing Idris I. Nationalized oil industry 1973. Middle East terrorist supporter. [Read more ...]

Qaeda, al-. 1989 Founded by Arabs in Afghanistan. 1990 Sudan. 1996 Afghan training camps. 2001 World Trade Center. Osama bin Laden. [Read more ...]

Qatar. 18C Bahrain. 1868 Independent. 1916 British protectorate. 1971 Independent. [Read more ...]

Qu Yuan. c277BC. First great Chinese poet. [Read more ...]

Quadi. -173. Nomadic German tribe in Moravia. [Read more ...]

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