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46 Charles Fourier was born on April 7, 1772 as Fran├žois Marie Charles Fourier. History > European 01/18/09
47 The Quadruple Alliance of March 1813 was composed of Russia, Prussia, Austria, and Great Britain. History > European 01/16/09
48 The Napoleonic Code was based on earlier French laws as well as Roman laws. History > European 01/16/09
49 The Cult of the Supreme Being, created by Maximilian Robespierre, was a religion based on deism. History > European 01/13/09
50 The Jacobin Club closed after Maximilian Robespierre was beheaded. History > European 01/12/09
51 The French Estates General was a legislative assembly consisting of the First Estate (the clergy), the Second Estate (the nobility), and the Third Estate (the commoners/everyone else). History > European 01/12/09
52 Political instability, Enlightenment influence, and national bankruptcy were three of the many causes of the French Revolution. History > European 01/12/09
53 Jean-Paul Marat, a member of the Jacobins, was assassinated by Charlotte Corday on July 13, 1793. History > European 01/09/09
54 The Concordat of Bologna gave King Francis I of France the right to appoint benefices, which allowed France to decide who was to lead the Catholic Church in France. History > European 12/30/08
55 The Defenestration of Prague occured when some Catholic nobles were shoved out of a window and onto a pile of manure; it also signaled the start of the Bohemian Phase of the Thirty Years' War. History > European 12/30/08
56 The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre took place from August 24 to August 30 in 1572; the massacre began during the wedding of Margaret de Valois and the future King Henry IV. History > European 12/29/08
57 Michael Romanov was the first tsar in a dynasty that would rule Russia for 300 years. History > European 12/29/08
58 Sir Isaac Newton is considered the Father of Calculus. History > European 12/28/08
59 Nicholas Copernicus was a Polish scientist who wrote "On the Revolution of Heavenly Bodies", but didn't publish it until 1543 for fear of angering the Catholic Church. History > European 12/28/08
60 Peter the Great's palace, Peterhof, was modeled after Louis XIV's Versailles. History > European 12/27/08

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