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Danish king and son of Harald Bluetooth. Ruled Norway and Denmark from 1000 AD, and became the first of the Danish Kings of England in 1013
English friar and philosopher. Considered to be one of the major figures of medieval thought. 'Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected'
The first historical ruler of the Polans, 960-992, and considered the de facto creator of the Polish state
Chinese poet who, together with Du Pu, where the most influencial poet in Chinas Golden Age under the Tang Dynasty in the 700s
Arab scientist has been described as the father of modern optics, scientific methodology and the first theoretical physicist
Pope 1305-14. Known for allowing the execution of many of the order of the Knights Templar, and for moving the Curia from Rome to Avignon
Grand Prince of Kiev 1246-63 who rose to legendary status on account of his military victories over the German and Swedish
Rebellion leader 874-884 weakening the strong Tang Dynasty and led to its desolution a few decades later
Jewish philosopher who, in the 1100s, codified Jewish law in his fourteen-volume 'Mishneh Torah'
English poet from the 600s, who was a lay brother at the monastery Whitby Abbey
King of England 1272-1307. He subjected Wales to English rule, and had a long conflict with the Scots. Nicknamed 'Hammer of the Scots'
The first 'King of the Franks' from the eponymous dynasty 987-996. His reign was weak but his dynasty lasted until 1792
Varangian chieftain who in the 800s gained control of Ladoga in 862, founded Novogorod and his eponymous dynasty, which ruled Kievan Rus until the 1600s
4th Sultan of Egypt. He led the vanguard of the Egyptian army at the Battle of Ain Jalut in 1260, which inflicted the first substantial defeat of the Mongols
Holy Roman Emperor 936-973. He reduced the dukes power within the kingdom, stopped the magyars and conquered Italy
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Tertiary of the Dominican Order who worked to bring the papacy back to Rome and to establish peace among the Italian city-states. One of the two patron saints of Italy
King of England 1216-72 during both Baron's Wars, know for his anti-Jewish decrees
Polymathic Chinese scientist, who in 1088 was the first to describe the magnetic needle compass and discovered the concept of true north
Great Khan of the Mongol Empire 1251-59. He made significant reforms to the administration of the Empire and conquered Iraq, Syria and Nanzhao
King of France 1328-50, the first from the House of Valois. Inherited a disputed crown claimed by the king of England which ended in the 100 Years War
6th century Roman philosopher. Where both consul and senator before he was imprisoned and executed allegedly for conspiracy
Pope who declared that kings were subordinate to the Roman pontiff, which led to quarrels with both Philipe IV, and Dante, who placed him in the 8th Hell in his 'Divine Comedy'
Persian poet of the 1200s. His poems transcend national and ethnic borders and has been described as the 'most popular poet in America'
Empress of the Byzantine Empire and the wife of Justinian I. Some sources mention her as co-empress regnant 527-548
Italian scholar and one of the earliest humanists. He rediscovered Ciceros letters and is often credited for initiating the Renaissance. Nicknamed the 'Father of Humanism'
Tang dynasty general who led the eponymous rebellion in 756-763, wherein he proclaimed his own dynasty, Yan
Italian French late medieval author, who served as the French royal court writer. She wrote both poetry, biographies and books containing practical advice for women
Caliph 656-661. Sunnis consider him the final rightly guided Caliph, while Shi`is regard him as the first Imam after MuḼammad
The first king of Croatia 925-928. Won a decisive battle against the Bulgarians in the Bosnia Highlands in 926
Moroccan explorer of Berber descent. He is known for his published travels in the 1300s in 'Rihla'

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