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  2. Hanseatic League - Wikipedia

    At the height of their power in the late-14th century, the merchants of the Hanseatic League succeeded in using their economic power and, sometimes, their military might—trade routes required protection and the league's ships sailed well-armed—to influence imperial policy. The league also wielded power abroad.

  3. List of coups and coup attempts by country - Wikipedia

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  4. Pope Pius IX - Wikipedia

    Pope Pius IX ( Italian: Pio IX, Pio Nono; born Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti; [a] 13 May 1792 – 7 February 1878) was head of the Catholic Church from 1846 to 1878, the longest verified papal reign. He was notable for convoking the First Vatican Council in 1868 and for permanently losing control of the Papal States in 1870 to the Kingdom of Italy.

  5. History of Romania - Wikipedia

    The earliest written evidence of people living in the territory of present-day Romania comes from Herodotus in Book IV of his Histories, which was written in c. 440 BC; He writes that the tribal union/confederation of the Getae were defeated by the Persian Emperor Darius the Great during his campaign against the Scythians, and describes the …

  6. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Wikipedia

    In April 1661 he enrolled in his father's former university at age 14, [32] [1] [33] and completed his bachelor's degree in Philosophy in December 1662. He defended his Disputatio Metaphysica de Principio Individui ( Metaphysical Disputation on the Principle of Individuation ), [34] which addressed the principle of individuation, on 9 June 1663.