2 days ago · The economy of France is highly developed and free-market-oriented. It is the world's 7th largest economy by 2019 nominal figures and the 10th largest economy by PPP figures. It is the 2nd largest economy in the European Union after Germany.
4 days ago · The Golden Horde (which adopted Islam in 1313) and the Sunni Ottoman Empire (which conquered the Ukrainian littoral in the 1470s) brought Islam to their subject territories in present-day Ukraine. Crimean Tatars accepted Islam as the state religion (1313–1502) of the Golden Horde, and later ruled as vassals of the Ottoman Empire (until the ...
6 days ago · 1470s: The first parachute is sketched on paper by an unknown inventor. Parachutes: 16th century; 1530s: Gerardus Mercator helps to revolutionize navigation with better mapmaking. Satellite navigation: 1590: A Dutch spectacle maker named Zacharias Janssen makes the first compound microscope. Microscopes Electron microscopes: 1596
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3 days ago · Georg Philipp Telemann’s Musique de table (1733) has become emblematic of a long and rich Tafelmusik tradition in which music accompanied meals of all types. Yet the collection’s relationship to this tradition has never been adequately explained, nor has the tradition itself attracted much scholarly attention.
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1 day ago · The oldest known depiction of a parachute, by an anonymous author (Italy, 1470s) The earliest evidence for the true parachute dates back to the Renaissance period. The oldest parachute design appears in an anonymous manuscript from 1470s Renaissance Italy (British Library, Add MS 34113, fol. 200v), showing a free-hanging man clutching a crossbar frame attached to a conical canopy.
1 day ago · Lesbos (/ ˈ l ɛ z b ɒ s /, also US: / ˈ l ɛ z b ə s,-b oʊ s /; Greek: Λέσβος, romanized: Lésvos) is a Greek island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea.It has an area of 1,633 km 2 (631 sq mi) with 321 kilometres (199 miles) of coastline, making it the third largest island in Greece.
1 day ago · The Aces had been dropped even earlier, probably by the 1470s, leaving the standard German pack with 48 cards; the Deuce being promoted into the gap left by the Ace. During the 18th century, the 48-card pack was further reduced to 36, although there is evidence of 48-card, so-called 'Karniffel' packs being sold until the first half of the 19th ...
Oct 13, 2020 · The Princes Czartoryski Museum (Polish: Muzeum Książąt Czartoryskich [muˈzɛum ˈkɕɔ̃ʐɔnt tʂartɔˈrɨskʲix]) – often abbreviated to Czartoryski Museum – is a historic museum in Kraków, Poland, and one of the country's oldest museums.
2 days ago · The 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, impacted on Portugal on the morning of Saturday, 1 November, Feast of All Saints, at around 09:40 local time. In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami , the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas.