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10 Topic Pages Found in Europe -- History and starting with the letter G
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Open García Lorca, Federico (1898 - 1936)
García Lorca, Federico (1898 - 1936)

( fāðārē'kō gärthē'ä lôr'kä ), 1898–1936, Spanish poet and dramatist, b. Fuente Vaqueros. The poetry, passion, and violence of his work and his own

Gaul

gôl, Lat. Gallia, ancient designation for the land S and W of the Rhine, W of the Alps, and N of the Pyrenees. The name was extended by the Romans to

Open German Confederation
German Confederation

1815–66, union of German states provided for at the Congress of Vienna to replace the old Holy Roman Empire, which had been destroyed during the

Goldsmith, Oliver (1728-1774)

Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist. His works include the novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), an outwardly artless and gentle story which

Gonzaga

( gōntsä'gä ), Italian princely house that ruled Mantua (1328–1708), Montferrat (1536–1708), and Guastalla (1539–1746). The family name is derived

Open Gorbachev, Mikhail (1931 - )
Gorbachev, Mikhail (1931 - )

( mēkhəyēl' sĭrgā'yəvich gərbəchof' ), 1931–, Soviet political leader. Born in the agricultural region of Stavropol, Gorbachev studied law at Moscow

Open Grahame, Kenneth (1859 - 1932)
Grahame, Kenneth (1859 - 1932)

1859-1932 Scottish children's writer Born in Edinburgh, the son of an advocate, he was educated at St Edward's School, Oxford, and in 1876 entered the

Granada

Capital of Granada province in Andalusia, southern Spain, situated to the north of the Sierra Nevada mountain range on the confluence of the rivers

gulag

system of forced-labor prison camps in the USSR, from the Russian acronym [GULag] for the Main Directorate of Corrective Labor Camps, a department of

Gulliver's Travels

Between 1714 and 1726 Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) wrote this extraordinary series of fictional travels which mostly satirized Hanoverian England, but