The Pocket Guide to World History

Blanc, Louis. 1811-82. French Utopian Socialist. Theory of equal wages. National Workshops. Organization du Travail 1839. [Read more ...]

Blanchard, Jean. 1753-1809. French balloonist. First aerial Channel crossing 1785. Velocipede 1779. [Read more ...]

Blanche of Castile. 1188-1252. Mother, regent for St. Louis. Hôtel de Nesle. Helped unify France. [Read more ...]

Blandine, St. Martyr at Lyon, 177. [Read more ...]

Blanqui, Louis. 1805-81. French militant socialist. Coined: “Dictatorship of the Proletariat”, “Industrial Revolution”, 1837. Unsuccessful uprising 1839. Commune leader. Secret societies. [Read more ...]

Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider). 1911-14. Organization of Abstract Expressionist artists. Kandinsky. Klee. [Read more ...]

Blavatsky, Helena. 1831-91. Founded Theosophical Society, 1875. [Read more ...]

Bleeding Kansas. 1854-59. Antislavery vs Slavery advocates for control of Kansas. Wyandotte Constitution. [Read more ...]

Blenheim, Battle. 1704. Bavaria. Marlborough’s victory in War of Spanish Succession. First French defeat in 50 years, saves Vienna. [Read more ...]

Blériot, Louis. 1872-1936. French aviator. First plane to cross Channel, 1909. [Read more ...]

Blest Gana. 1830-1920. Chilean novelist. Arithmetic of Love 1862. [Read more ...]

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