The Pocket Guide to World History

Verona Congress. 1822. Last Holy Alliance congress. Authorized French intervention in Spanish revolution. British opposed intervention in New Spain. Failure of Congress System. [Read more ...]

Veronese, Paolo. 1528-88. Venetian decorative artist. Marriage Feast 1562. [Read more ...]

Veronica, St. Legendary woman who gave kerchief to Christ at Calvary. [Read more ...]

Verrocchio, Andrea del. 1435-88. Florentine artist. St Thomas and Christ 1467-83. Bartolomeo 1483-8. [Read more ...]

Versailles, Men of. 1871. [Read more ...]

Versailles, Palace. 1661-74. Built by Le Vau and Mansart on site of 1623 hunting lodge. Gardens by Le Nôtre. [Read more ...]

Versailles, Treaty. 1783. Recognized US Independence. 1871. Bismarck wins Franco-Prussian war. 1919. Ended WWI. Founded League of Nations. Germans to cede territory and pay reparations of £6.6/$32B. Only 1/8 paid when cancelled in 1932. US did not ratify. [Read more ...]

Vervins, Treaty. 1598. Spain withdraws support of French Catholic League. Ends Franco-Spanish War. Spanish acquisitions returned to France. [Read more ...]

Verwoerd, Hendrik. 1901-66. South African Prime Minister 1958-66. Apartheid. Left Commonwealth 1961. Assassinated. [Read more ...]

Vesalius, Andreas. 1514-64. Belgian anatomist. Anatomy 1543. [Read more ...]

Vespasian. 9-79. Roman Emperor, 69-. Began Colosseum 72. Fiscal reform, stability. [Read more ...]

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