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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 478 pages of information about The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 08.

VOLUME VIII

An Outline Narrative of the Great Events Charles F. Horne

Origin and Progress of Printing (A.D. 1438) Henry George Bohn

John Hunyady Repulses the Turks (A.D. 1440-1456) Arminius VAMBERY

Rebuilding of Rome by Nicholas V, the “Builder-pope(A.D. 1447-1455) Mrs. Margaret Oliphant

Mahomet II Takes Constantinople (A.D. 1453) End of the Eastern Empire George Finlay

Wars of the Roses (A.D. 1455-1485) Death of Richard III at Bosworth David Hume

Ivan the Great Unites Russia and Breaks the Tartar Yoke (A.D. 1462-1505) ROBERT BELL

Culmination of the Power of Burgundy Treaty of Peronne (A.D. 1468) P.F.  WILLERT

Lorenzo de’Medici Rules in Florence Zenith of Florentine Glory (A.D. 1469) OLIPHANT SMEATON

Death of Charles the Bold (A.D. 1477) Louis XI Unites Burgundy with the Crown of France PHILIPPE DE COMINES

Inquisition Established in Spain (A.D.1480), WILLIAM H. RULE JAMES BALMES

Murder of the Princes in the Tower (A.D.1483) JAMES GAIRDNER

Conquest of Granada (A.D.1490) WASHINGTON IRVING

Columbus Discovers America (A.D.1492) CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS FERDINAND COLUMBUS

Conspiracy, Rebellion, and Execution of Perkin Warbeck (A.D.1492) FRANCIS BACON

Savonarola’s Reforms and Death The French Invade Italy_ (A.D.1494) PASQUALE VILLARI JEAN C. L. SISMONDI

Discovery of the Mainland of North America by the Cabots (A.D.1497) SAMUEL EDWARD DAWSO

The Sea Route to India Vasco da Gama Sails around Africa (A.D.1498) GASPAR CORREA

Columbus Discovers South America (A.D.1498) CLEMENTS ROBERT MARKHAM

Establishment of Swiss Independence (A.D.1499) HEINRICH ZSCHOKKE

Amerigo Vespucci in America (A.D.1499) AMERIGO VESPUCCI

Rise and Fall of the Borgias (A.D.1502) NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI

Painting of the Sistine Chapel (A.D.1508) The Splendor of Renaissance Art under Michelangelo CHARLES CLEMENT

Balboa Discovers the Pacific (A.D.1513) MANUEL JOSE QUINTANA

Universal Chronology (A.D.1438-1516) JOHN RUDD

ILLUSTRATIONS

VOLUME VIII

Murder of the princes, sons of King Edward IV, in the Tower of London (page 194)1_ Painting by Otto Seitz.

Facsimile of a page from Caxton’s Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye—­the first book printed in the English language

Louis XI at his devotions in the castle of Peronne while held a prisoner by Charles the Bold Painting by Hermann Kaulbach.

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