Wednesday, September 16, 2015

History Trivia - Alexander the Great destroys Thebes

 Sept 16

 335 BC Alexander the Great destroyed every building in Thebes, Egypt, except the temples and the house of the poet Pindar. 

 1400 Owain Glyndwr proclaimed himself Prince of Wales, launching the last Welsh rebellion against the English. 

1494 Francisco Maurolico was born. He was a Benedictine monk, historian, and mathematician, Maurolico wrote a history of Sicily and significant works on Greek mathematics.

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