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John Adams

John Adams

John Adams was the second president of the United States, a distinguished lawyer and writer, a seasoned but largely unsuccessful diplomat and the founder of one of the most distinguished families in American history.John Adams was born in Braintree (present day Quincy), Massachusetts, the son of a respected farmer.

The last battle of De Gaulle (France 3)

The last battle of De Gaulle (France 3)

Forty years ago, on November 9, 1970, General De Gaulle passed away, struck down by a ruptured aneurysm. Thus ended the political career of a man certain of having been invested with an exceptional mission (“It was up to me to assume France”, he wrote in his memoirs) and who for thirty years had dominated the French political life.

Main Empires

Main Empires

History of Civilizations and Empires The flagship empires of world history. From Mongols to Manchurian China, rediscover these great ensembles that marked their era. Search our hundreds of articles, or browse our selection below! The Ottoman Empire was built by a dynasty of Turks originating in Central Asia and which lasted until after the First World War.

Why did the Turks adopt the Latin alphabet after WWI?

Why did the Turks adopt the Latin alphabet after WWI?

The Turks used to write their language using the Arabic alphabet. After WWI, when Mustafa Kemal revolutionized the country, he imposed the usage of Latin alphabet. Also the new writing system seems…

Potemkin Mutiny

Potemkin Mutiny

Potemkin Mutiny

Historia revisits Babylon

Historia revisits Babylon

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