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  1. The First World War (or simply WWI), termed "The Great War" by contemporaries, started in 1914 and ended in 1918. The war and by extension the century as a whole was ignited by the Assassination in Sarajevo of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's heir to the throne, Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand, by Gavrilo Princip of the organization "Young Bosnia," Bosnian Serbs' liberation movement.

  2. Name Main Title Dynasty Date Comment Eratosthenes: Mathematician: Ptolemaic: c. 276 BC – c. 195 BC: Eratosthenes was born in Cyrene (in modern-day Libya).He was the third chief librarian of the Great Library of Alexandria, the center of science and learning in the ancient world, and died in the capital of Ptolemaic Egypt.

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