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39 Topic Pages Found in World History and starting with the letter B
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Babism

( bä'bĭzӘm ), system of doctrines proclaimed in Persia in 1844 by Ali Muhammad of Shiraz. Influenced by the Shaykhi Shiite theology that viewed the

Open Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876
Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876

Karl Ernst Ritter von Baer was the modern founder of embryology and comparative embryology, as well as an accomplished zoologist and biologist. No

Bakhtin, M. M. (Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich), 1895-1975

Mikhail Mikhailovitch Bakhtin (1895-1975), the Russian literary critic, semiotician, and philosopher, is widely recognized as one of the central

Open Balboa, Vasco Núñez de, 1475-1519
Balboa, Vasco Núñez de, 1475-1519

( bălbō'Ә, Span. vä'skō nō'nyāth dā bälbō'ä ), c.1475–1519, Spanish conquistador, discoverer of the Pacific Ocean. After sailing with Bastidas in

Open Balkan Wars
Balkan Wars

1912–13, two short wars, fought for the possession of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire. The outbreak of the Italo-Turkish War for the

Open Bangalore (India)
Bangalore (India)

( bĕng-gä´´lōrō' ), formerly Bangalore băng-gӘlôr' , city (1991 pop. 2,651,000; metropolitan area 4,130,288), capital of Karnataka state, S central

Banksy

English graffiti artist, painter, and film director. His work is political and satirical, sprayed in public places all over the world as well as

Open Barbour, John, -1395
Barbour, John, -1395

Scottish poet. His epic 13,000-line poem The Brus (written 1374–75, printed 1571) chronicles the war of Scottish independence and includes a vivid

Bataan Death March

The forced march of 12,000 U.S. soldiers and 64,000 Filipino troops after the Japanese captured the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines came to be

Open Battle of Agincourt (1415)
Battle of Agincourt (1415)

Henry V landed near Harfleur on 14th Aug. and invested it. His small professional force suffered from dysentery, but the large French armies at Rouen,