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  1. The Renaissance is a period in the history of Europe beginning in about 1400, and following the Medieval period. "Renaissance" is a French word meaning "rebirth". The period is called by this name because at that time, people started taking an interest in the learning of ancient times, in particular, the learning of Ancient Greece and Rome.

  2. Thaler - Wikipedia

    Thaler and half thaler coins were minted by the cities of Zürich (1512), Bern, Lucerne, Zug, Basel, Fribourg, Solothurn, Schaffhausen, St. Gallen and Geneva. The Reformed cities began to represent "city views" on the obverse of their thalers, as they did not have the option to represent either patron saint or ruling princes.

  3. Thomas Wolsey - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Cardinal Wolsey) Thomas Wolsey (born between 1471 and 1476 at Ipswich, Suffolk; died 29 November 1530) was an English statesman and archbishop. He was made a cardinal in 1515.

  4. 1470s - Find link

    His name had its origin in the sobriquet of his father, Vlad Dracul ("Vlad Estêvão da Gama (c. 1470) (69 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article Estêvão da Gama (c. 1470) was a Portuguese navigator and explorer, discoverer of the Trindade and Martim Vaz islands (in modern Brazil).

  5. Name of Switzerland - Wikipedia

    The English name of Switzerland is a compound containing Switzer, an obsolete term for the Swiss, which was in use during the 16th to 19th centuries. The English adjective Swiss is a loan from French Suisse, also in use since the 16th century.

  6. Consilia - Wikipedia

    Origin. The format was originated by the Florentine doctor of medicine Taddeo Alderotti, under the pressures for down-to-earth advice, based on experiential observations, in treating the Black Death that decimated Italy in 1348 and recurred at generational intervals for the following centuries.

  7. Bitlis - Wikipedia

    Bitlis (Armenian: Բաղեշ Baghesh/Paghesh; Kurdish: Bidlîs ‎; Ottoman Turkish: بتليس ‎) is a city in eastern Turkey and the capital of Bitlis Province.The city is located at an elevation of 1,545 metres, 15 km from Lake Van, in the steep-sided valley of the Bitlis River, a tributary of the Tigris.

  8. Category:1460s paintings from Italy - Wikimedia Commons

    Feb 12, 2016 · Media in category "1460s paintings from Italy" The following 19 files are in this category, out of 19 total. Benozzo Gozzoli - The School of Tagaste (scene 1, north wall) - WGA10285.jpg 922 × 1,100; 222 KB

  9. Esther - Wikipedia

    Esther asks that the entire Jewish community fast and pray for three days before she goes to see the king; Mordecai agrees. On the third day, Esther goes to the courtyard in front of the king's palace, and she is welcomed by the king, who stretches out his sceptre for her to touch, and offers her anything she wants "up to half of the kingdom".

  10. How to pronounce "Magdalene" in Britain, and why - Glossophilia

    Oct 19, 2017 · The vessel belonging to Chaucer’s Shipman in the Canterbury Tales (1390s) is called the Maudelayne. Spelling was not of course standardized until well into the 18th century but if that is how Caxton spelled it in the first print in the 1470s I guess that is pretty good evidence of how it was pronounced then.