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    Isaac Newton, Theory of Gravitation   Isaac Newton, Theory of Gravitation
Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy", first...
 
    Shivaji, 1st King Maratha Empire   Shivaji, 1st King Maratha Empire
Shivaji Bhonsle was an Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan, Shivaji, in 1674, carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of an independent Maratha kingdom with Raigad as it...
 
    Blaise Pascal, Inventing a Calculator   Blaise Pascal, Inventing a Calculator
Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he m...
 
    Jan van Riebeeck, Founder Cape Town   Jan van Riebeeck, Founder Cape Town
6 April 1652: First commander at the Cape. Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, was born in Culemborg in the Netherlands on 21 April 1619. He was an administrator for the Dutch East India Company (DEIC) and spent some time in Malaysia as part of his prof...
 
    Aurangzeb, Mughal Emperor   Aurangzeb, Mughal Emperor
Aurangzeb Alamgir and by his imperial title Alamgir ("world-seizer or universe-seizer") was the sixth Mughal Emperor and ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent. His reign lasted for 49 years from 1658 until his death in 1707. Aurangzeb was a nota...
 
    Abel Tasman, Tasmania and New Zealand   Abel Tasman, Tasmania and New Zealand
Abel Janszoon Tasman was a Dutch seafarer and explorer best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644, in the service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company). His was the first European expedition to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) a...
 
    Edward Somerset, The Century of Inventions   Edward Somerset, The Century of Inventions
Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester, styled Lord Herbert of Raglan from 16281644, was an English nobleman involved in royalist politics, and an inventor. While Earl of Glamorgan, he was sent by Charles I to negotiate a peace treaty and all...
 
    Dirk Hartog, 1st record visit Australia, 1616   Dirk Hartog, 1st record visit Australia, 1616
Dirk Hartog was a 17th-century Dutch sailor and explorer. Dirk Hartog's expedition was the second European group to land in Australia and the first to leave behind an artifact to record his visit,the Hartog plate. His name is sometimes alternatively...
 
    John Smith, Founder of Jamestown - 1607   John Smith, Founder of Jamestown - 1607
Captain John Smith was an English adventurer and soldier, and one of the founders of the Jamestown, Virginia, settlement. Smith also led expeditions exploring Chesapeake Bay and the New England coast. Smith was one of 105 settlers who sailed from...
 
    Peter Minuit, Purchased Manhattan for $24   Peter Minuit, Purchased Manhattan for $24
Peter Minuit, Pierre Minuit or Peter Minnewit was a Walloon from Wesel, in present-day North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, then part of the Duchy of Clèves. He was the Director-General of the Dutch colony of New Netherland from 1626 until 1633, and he f...
 
    Jan van Helmont, Discovery CO2   Jan van Helmont, Discovery CO2
Jan Baptist van Helmont was an early modern period Flemish chemist, physiologist, and physician. He worked during the years just after Paracelsus and iatrochemistry, and is sometimes considered to be "the founder of pneumatic chemistry". Van Helmont...
 
    Guy Fawkes, The Gunpowder Plot - 1605   Guy Fawkes, The Gunpowder Plot - 1605
Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes Night or Fireworks Night, is a celebration (but not a public holiday) which takes place on the evening of the 5th of November every year in the United Kingdom (and New Zealand). It celebrates the fa...
 
    Hudson, Found New York - 1609   Hudson, Found New York - 1609
Henry Hudson was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century. Hudson made two attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a prospective Northeast Passage to Cathay (today's China) via a route above the Arctic Circle. Hudson ex...
 
    William Adams, First Englishman in Japan   William Adams, First Englishman in Japan
William Adams, known in Japanese as Anjin Miura: "the pilot of Miura", was an English navigator who travelled to Japan and is believed to be the first Englishman ever to reach that country. He was the inspiration for the character of John Blackthorne...
 
    Elizabeth I, Queen of England   Elizabeth I, Queen of England
Elizabeth I was born in 1533 to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Although she entertained many marriage proposals and flirted incessantly, she never married or had children. Elizabeth, the last of the Tudors, died at seventy years of age after a very succ...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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