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  • 356

    born Alexander the Great 1

    born Alexander the Great 1
    Alexander was born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in July 356 BC. His parents were Philip II of Macedon and his wife Olympias. Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle. Philip was assassinated in 336 BC and Alexander inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom. He quickly dealt with his enemies at home and reasserted Macedonian power within Greece. He then set out to conquer the massive Persian Empire.
  • 356

    born Alexander the Great 2

    born Alexander the Great 2
    Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without suffering a single defeat. His greatest victory was at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC. The young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, overlord of Asia Minor and pharaoh of Egypt became 'great king' of Persia at the age of 25.
  • 356

    born Alexander the Great 3

    born Alexander the Great 3
    Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without suffering a single defeat. His greatest victory was at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC. The young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, overlord of Asia Minor and pharaoh of Egypt became 'great king' of Persia at the age of 25.
  • 356

    born Alexander the Great 4

    born Alexander the Great 4
    Over the next eight years, in his capacity as king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer, Alexander led his army a further 11,000 miles, founding over 70 cities and creating an empire that stretched across three continents and covered around two million square miles. The entire area from Greece in the west, north to the Danube, south into Egypt and as far to the east as the Indian Punjab, was linked together in a vast international network of trade and commerce.
  • 356

    born Alexander the Great 5

    born Alexander the Great 5
    Alexander was acknowledged as a military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and those of his soldiers. The fact that his army only refused to follow him once in 13 years of a reign during which there was constant fighting, indicates the loyalty he inspired. He died of a fever in Babylon in June 323 BC.
  • 470

    born Socrates 1

    born Socrates 1
    Known as the founder of the Socratic method of questioning, Socrates was a famed social and judicial philosopher. Through his dialogues, his masterful arguments, and his logical method of countering his opponents verbally, he earned a reputation through every household, university, and government office in Greece. He was borned around 470 B.C.
  • 470

    born Socrates 2

    born Socrates 2
    Born to a sculptor and masonry worker in Athens, he followed his father’s chosen career path successfully for several years before devoting himself to the betterment of his own intellectual being. He had interest in the great philosophers of the day, including Plato and Xenophon. After their meeting, Plato continued writing using Socrates’ voice as the narrator of his works, which showed that logic and sound argument could unarm any opponent.
  • 470

    born Socrates 3

    born Socrates 3
    Socrates claimed to hear voices that told him about his own moral behavior and would warn him if he were to not meet his own high standards of divine truth and justice. He also concluded that Greece’s wisest persons were not as wise as he because Socrates claimed he saw his own ignorance. One who realizes he is ignorant will become the wisest of all.
  • 470

    born Socrates 4

    born Socrates 4
    Many Athenians in Greece thought that Socrates was polluting the minds of the city’s youth. They accused him of putting ideas into their heads counter to the goals of the Athenian government. In an argument recorded in Apology gives a prime example of Socrates’ argumentative process where he shows that since the government has not thought about the city’s youth, they cannot be imprisoned for their corruption. At last, he committed suicide.
  • 551

    born Confucius 1

    born Confucius 1
    China's most influential scholar was Confucius. Born in 551 B.C., Confucius lived in a time when the Zhou Dynasty was in decline. He led a scholarly life, studying and teaching history, music, and moral characters.He believed that social order, harmony, and good government can be restored in China if society was organized around 5 relationships. Ruler and subject, father and son, husband and wife, older brother and younger brother and lastly friends with friends. Confucius stressed that children
  • 551

    born Confucius 2

    born Confucius 2
    should practice what he called filial piety, or respect for their parents and elders. As of what I can conclude, the reason why Confucius would strong support his idea pn filial piety is because he was raised up in a poor family. Today, Confucius has influenced many countries in the world with his political thinkings.
  • Jan 6, 1214

    born Joan of Arc 1

    born Joan of Arc 1
    Joan of Arc had a great faith in God. She believed she had been chosen to lead the army of France in battles with England. She carried a banner onto the battlefield, but no weapon. She didn't want to hurt anyone. The English soldiers were afraid of her because they felt she had supernatural * power. Her father wanted her to get married, but she said she wanted to follow God's calling. She didn't want to marry - and she didn't. During the battle at Orleans, she was struck by an arrow.
  • Jan 6, 1214

    born Joan of Arc 2

    born Joan of Arc 2
    She pulled the arrow out and continued to lead. News of her courage began to be told, and sometimes people would just give up rather than face her in battle. She dressed in men's clothing and cut her hair short so she would not be recognized on the open roads. One time she threw herself out of a prison tower. She fell 70 feet to the ground, but she didn't die. They put her back in prison and then in a few months she was put on trial.
  • Jan 6, 1214

    borned Joan of Arc 3

    borned Joan of Arc 3
    She dressed in men's clothing and cut her hair short so she would not be recognized on the open roads. One time she threw herself out of a prison tower. She fell 70 feet to the ground, but she didn't die. They put her back in prison and then in a few months she was put on trial. They said she was guilty of witchcraft * and of wearing men's clothes. She died as a martyr * . She was burned to death. Later there was another trial and they said she was not guilty, but that she was innocent * . She
  • Sep 23, 1215

    born Kublai Khan 1

     born Kublai Khan 1
    Kublai Khan, a Mongol dreamer, visionary, and ruler during the 13th century, desired to unite different religions, nationalities, and cultures together under the Yuan empire. While he was Mongolian by birth, he was a great sympathizer for the Chinese people. Even though he didn’t always trust them, he was fascinated with their culture, traditions, and art. He conformed to the Chinese ways so well that the conservative Mongolians were offended and repeatedly caused him problems.
  • Sep 23, 1215

    born Kublai Khan 2

    born Kublai Khan 2
    During Kublai Khan’s reign, he did some amazing feats. For example, he extended the Grand Canal all the way to his new capital in Ta-tu, what is now modern day Beijing. Also, he repaired public granaries, extended highways, made paper currency, started aid agencies, postal stations and allowed religious freedom. Although Nestorians had been largely expelled from China in the 9th century, their return was encouraged by Kublai who enjoyed hearing debates among various religions.
  • Nov 10, 1483

    born Martin Luther 1

    born Martin Luther 1
    Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk who became the father of the Protestant reformation. He is most widely known for criticising aspects of the Roman Catholic Church. In particular he believed that it was the Bible and not the Roman Catholic Church which was the source of legitimacy for interpreting the word of Christ. Martin Luther also translated the bible into German, making it more accessible to the general public.
  • Nov 10, 1483

    born Martin Luther 2

    born Martin Luther 2
    Martin Luther became a student at the University of Efurt in 1501. He studied Aristotle and was drawn to philosophy and theology. However, he was unsatisfied with just reason. Therefore, he decided to become a monk and devote his life to God. As a monk, he felt a spiritual dryness. This was because he became very critical of his own failings and felt his sin magnified rather than weakened. His spiritual director therefore gave him more work so he wouldn't become so introspected.
  • Nov 10, 1483

    born Martin Luther 3

    born Martin Luther 3
    In 1517, Martin Luther first protested to the Catholic church about the sale of indulgences. (the full or partial remission of temporal punishment due for sins which have already been forgiven). Martin Luther argued that is was faith alone that could provide the remission of sin and not monetary payments. The church was slow to respond to the criticism of Martin Luther, and in this period Martin became a prolific writer and his writings were widely distributed throughout Europe.
  • Nov 10, 1483

    born Martin Luther 4

    born Martin Luther 4
    Martin Luther was ex-communicated in 1520 for refusing to recant 41 sentences from his writings. In April 1521, the enforcement of banning Luther's writings fell to the secular authorities. Luther acknowledged he was the author of the writings but again failed to recant them. Saying he would stand by them. Luther was condemned as an outlaw and thereafter he feared for his life.
  • Nov 10, 1483

    born Martin Luther 5

    born Martin Luther 5
    From 1531–1546, Martin Luther's health deteriorated as he sought to struggle with growing conflict in the reformation movement and the constant fear of arrest by the authorities. In this period, Martin Luther spent more time writing anti-semitic tracts. Martin Luther had a huge influence on the development of Western Society.
  • TOP 9 HAMMURABI CODE 1

    TOP 9 HAMMURABI CODE 1
    1. If any one ensnare another, putting a ban upon him, but he can not prove it, then he that ensnared him shall be put to death.
    2. If any one bring an accusation of any crime before the elders, and does not prove what he has charged, he shall, if it be a capital offense charged, be put to death.
    3. If he satisfy the elders to impose a fine of grain or money, he shall receive the fine that the action produces.
    4. If any one steal the property of a temple or of the court, he shall be put to death
  • TOP 9 HAMMURABI CODE 2

    TOP 9 HAMMURABI CODE 2
    1. If the owner do not bring witnesses to identify the lost article, he is an evil-doer, he has traduced, and shall be put to death.
    2. If any one take a male or female slave of the court, or a male or female slave of a freed man, outside the city gates, he shall be put to death.
    3. If any one break a hole into a house (break in to steal), he shall be put to death before that hole and be buried.
  • TOP 9 HAMMURABI CODE 3

    TOP 9 HAMMURABI CODE 3
    1. If a man take a wife and she give this man a maid-servant as wife and she bear him children, and then this maid assume equality with the wife: because she has borne him children her master shall not sell her for money, but he may keep her as a slave, reckoning her among the maid-servants.
    2. If a slave say to his master: "You are not my master," if they convict him his master shall cut off his ear. The hammurabi code is harsh. Many lives were lost because of it!
  • born Pericles 1

    born Pericles 1
    Pericles was the son of Xanthippus, a statesman and general of an upper class family and Agariste, a niece of the famous statesman Cleisthenes, the leader of a powerful clan, the Alcmeonidae. Pericles inherited great wealth; as a young man, he put up the money for the costly production of Aeschylus's play The Persae in 472 B.C.E. Pericles received the best education available, studying music under Damon and mathematics under Zeno of Elea.
  • born Pericles 2

    born Pericles 2
    Pericles became prominent in the Assembly, where he called for constitutional reform. He worked closely with Ephialtes, an older and more established leader of democratic views. They were both elected generals sometime before 462. In 462–461 they decided to attack Cimon, a leading conservative (one who believes in maintaining things as they are) and the most powerful of the generals in office, by accusing him of bribery. However, he was cleared of the charges.
  • born Pericles 3

    born Pericles 3
    ericles passed further legislation to weaken the Areopagus Council, introduced pay for political services, and restricted Athenian citizenship to children whose mothers and fathers were both Athenian. He also changed the Delian League, a collection of city-states bound together with Athens to stand against Persia, into an Athenian Empire. He collected annual payments from the member states to maintain a fleet of ships, and the money left over was used to improve Athens. Pericles died on 429 B.C.