The Sephardic Jews - Cultures of the World
A Sephardi Jew is a Jew descended from the Jews who lived in the Iberian Peninsula in the late 15th century
Abel Tasman - Famous Explorers of the World
Abel Tasman a Dutch explorer, is known for his voyages in the service of the Dutch East India Company and the first known European explorer to reach...
The Ugandan People - Cultures of the World
Ugandans belong to many ethnic groups, speak over 30 different African languages and most live in rural areas of Uganda.
Henri Christophe of Haiti - World Leaders in History
Henri Christophe was a former slave and a key leader in the Haitian Revolution, which succeeded in gaining independence from France
The Hungarian People - Cultures around the World
Hungary is a land of particularly rich folk heritage that is preserved in traditions of many of Hungary's small villages, local communities, and even...
The Ashkenazi Jews - Cultures of the World
Constituting 80% of the global Jewish population today, the Ashkenazi of Central and Eastern Europe have contributed heavily to modern culture today.
Harry S. Truman - US Presidents in History
Sworn into office after the sudden death of President F.D. Roosevelt, Truman faced the immediate challenges of the end of WWII and the early Cold War.
University of Bologna - Educational Institutions around the World
Both the first university and the oldest still operational in the world, this Italian institution has long been a hallmark of European education.
The largest living bird on the planet, these giant flightless creatures run at incredible speeds and employ a variety of defensive measures against...
Catherine the Great of Russia - World Leaders in History
Rising from minor Pomeranian nobility to Empress of all Russia, Catherine II changed the political map of both her empire and the European continent.
Peter the Great - World Leaders in History
Founder of the modern imperial Russian state, Peter was instrumental in creating a powerful Russian presence in Europe and the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte - World Leaders in History
Though his place in the French Revolution and the European theater has been disputed, Napoleon was undoubtedly monumentally influential.
The Chemehuevi - Native Peoples of North America
A highly endangered native American people, the language and culture of these people of the Mojave Desert and Colorado River are under serious threat...
Ivan the Terrible - World Leaders in History
Despite his controversy, Ivan was without a doubt a major figure in the transformations of state which would eventually result in the Russian Empire.
University of Ghana - Educational Institutions around the World
The oldest Ghanaian university and among the oldest in Africa, this university has a strong presence continent- and world-wide.
Oxford University - Educational Institutions around the World
The oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford has been called home by a wide range of influential figures in world history.
Vladimir Lenin - World Leaders in History
Leader of the Bolshevik Party and a major contributor to communist theory, Lenin was the first leader of the Communist Soviet Union.
Empress Maria Theresa - World Leaders in History
The first and only female ruler of the Habsburg Dynasty, Maria Theresa faced a serious of crises and challenges yet met them excellently.
Charles the Bald - World Leaders in History
The grandson of Charlemagne, Charles was the youngest of four sons and thus faced major difficulties during the split of the Carolingian Empire.