The Pocket Guide to World History

Bassano. 1796. Victory of Napoleon over the Austrians. [Read more ...]

Bassein, Treaty. 1802. Indian alliance with British East India Company leads to second Maratha War. [Read more ...]

Bassi, Agostino. 1773-1856. Italian microscopist: contagion by microbes. [Read more ...]

Bastille. 1370. Paris fortified residence for Charles V, became a state prison, arsenal 1397. Stormed July 14, 1789. Symbolic overthrow of monarch’s power. Lettres de Cachet. [Read more ...]

Bataan Death March. 1942. Japanese force 60 mile march; 54 of 70,000 prisoners arrive. [Read more ...]

Batavian Republic. 1795-1806. = Netherlands. [Read more ...]

Bateau-Lavoir. 1900. Paris birthplace of cubism (Picasso, Braque) and modern poetry (Jacob, Apollinaire, Orlan). Desmoiselles d’Avignon. [Read more ...]

Bates, Katherine.1859-1929. US poet. America the Beautiful 1893. [Read more ...]

Bates, W. 1825-92. English naturalist. Supported Darwin with mimicry evidence. [Read more ...]

Ba’th. Ba’ath. [Read more ...]

Bath, Order of. 1399. A British knighthood. [Read more ...]

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