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Sofia Baffo and the Ottoman Empire – 1600s AD

By |2018-09-16T12:38:21-07:00September 11th, 2017|History, West Asia|

Sofia Baffo Sofia Baffo - a woman in charge Sofia Baffo took control of the Ottoman Empire in 1583 AD. She ruled through her husband Murad III after her aunt and mother-in-law Nurbanu died. In 1593, Sofia entered into a war with Austria. What was going on before Sofia Baffo? After Murad died in 1595, Sofia ruled [...]

Thomas Hobbes – European philosophy

By |2019-08-17T14:00:40-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|

Thomas Hobbes, a European philosopher When did Hobbes live? Thomas Hobbes (yes, he's the one that Calvin named his tiger after) lived in England, about fifty years after Calvin and about the same time as Descartes. He was born in 1588. Who was John Calvin? Who was René Descartes? All our modern Europe articles Hobbes' back story [...]

Austria-Hungary in the 1600s

By |2018-04-08T11:14:18-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Ferdinand (1556) Charles V made his brother Ferdinand the ruler of Austria-Hungary in 1556 AD. But when Ferdinand died in 1564, he divided Austria-Hungary among his three sons. Each of those three little countries was pretty weak, and they were always fighting each other. So during the years when Elizabeth was making England into a strong [...]