Napoleonic Wars

Napoleon I, who crowned himself emperor, was one of the most outstanding military...

Telegraph (Samuel F. B. Morse)

The American inventor presented his invention revolutionising telecommunication at New...

Edison’s light bulb

The American electrical engineer Edison invented the incandescent light bulb in 1879,...

Stephenson’s Rocket (1829)

The English engineer George Stephenson’s locomotive was built for a competition of...

Darwin's legendary voyage

Darwin's legendary voyage aboard HMS Beagle played a crucial role in the development of...

Mail coach service (Great Britain, 18th century)

Before the emergence of motorised vehicles, letters and parcels were delivered by...

Telephone (Alexander Graham Bell)

The device that transmits human voice as electrical signals was invented by Bell in 1876.

Titanic (1912)

RMS Titanic was the largest passenger ship at the beginning of the 20th century

Santa Maria (15th century)

Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his...

Globe Theatre (London, 17th century)

One of the directors of the circular, open-air Renaissance theatre in London was William...

Naval cannon (17th century)

Cannons also appeared in naval warfare.

Working-class district (19th century)

Typical working-class districts with unhealthy living conditions were built at the time...

The Varaždin Castle (16th century)

This stunning castle is situated in northern Croatia.

Louis XIV (the Sun King)

The French monarch got his epithet because of his opulent and extravagant lifestyle.

Otto Lilienthal’s glider

The German engineer Otto Lilienthal was the first person to make successful flights with...

Saint Basil's Cathedral (Moscow, 16th century)

The church consecrated to Saint Basil was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible.

Southern plantation with slaves (USA, 19th century)

Before the American Civil war the use of slaves on plantations was typical in the...

Soldiers of the American Civil War

The American Civil War was fought between the Confederacy and the Union.

Ukrainian Cossack (17th century)

Cossacks, members of independent military communities, played an important role in the...

Inventions in the textile industry, 18th century

Inventions in the 18th century resulted in huge advances in the development of the...

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