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Events Pre-1600 * 305 – Diocletian Diocletian (; la, Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus; born Diocles; 22 December c. 244 – 3 December 311) was from 284 to 305. Born to a family of low status in , Diocletian rose through the ranks of the military to become a commander of ... and Maximian Maximian ( la, Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus; c. 250 – c. July 310), nicknamed Herculius, was Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire during the imperial period (starting in 27 BC). The emperors used a var ... retire from the office of Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire The Roman Empire ( la, Imperium Rōmānum ; grc-gre, Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, Basileía tôn Rhōmaíōn) was the post-Republican Republican can refer to: Politica .... *880 __NOTOC__ Year 880 ( DCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on FridayA leap year starting on Friday is any year with 366 days (i. ...
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Diocletian
Diocletian (; la, Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus; born Diocles; 22 December c. 244 – 3 December 311) was from 284 to 305. Born to a family of low status in , Diocletian rose through the ranks of the military to become a commander of the Emperor 's army. After the deaths of Carus and his son on campaign in Persia, Diocletian was proclaimed emperor. The title was also claimed by Carus's surviving son, , but Diocletian defeated him in the . Diocletian's reign stabilized the empire and ended the . He appointed fellow officer as , co-emperor, in 286. Diocletian reigned in the , and Maximian reigned in the . Diocletian delegated further on 1 March 293, appointing and as junior co-emperors (each with the title ), under himself and Maximian respectively. Under the , or "rule of four", each emperor would rule over a quarter-division of the empire. Diocletian secured the empire's borders and purged it of all threats to his power. He defeated the ns and during several camp ...
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1486
Year 1486 ( MCDLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday A common year starting on Sunday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or wikt:bissextile, bissextile year) is a calendar year that contains an additional day (or, in the case of a lunisolar calendar, a month) added ... (link will display the full Julian calendar The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar (; 12 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman Roman or Romans usually refers to: *Rome, the capital city of Italy *Ancient Rome, Roman civilization from 8th century B ... for the year). Events January–December * January 18 Events Pre-1600 *474 __NOTOC__ Year 474 ( CDLXXIV) was a common year starting on TuesdayA common year starting on Tuesday is any non- leap year (i.e. a year with 365 days) that begins on Tuesday, 1 January, and ends on Tuesday, 31 Decemb ... – King Henry VII of England Henry VII ( cy, Harri T ...
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Cato Street Conspiracy
The Cato Street Conspiracy was an attempt to murder all the British Cabinet (government), cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Lord Liverpool in 1820. The name comes from the meeting place near Edgware Road, London, Edgware Road in London. The police had an informer; the plotters fell into a police trap. Thirteen were arrested, while one policeman, Richard Smithers, was killed. Five conspirators were executed, and five others were Convicts in Australia, transported to Australia. How widespread the Cato Street conspiracy was is uncertain. It was a time of unrest; rumours abounded. Malcolm Chase noted that "the London-Irish community and a number of trade societies, notably shoemakers, were prepared to lend support, while unrest and awareness of a planned rising were widespread in the industrial north and on Clydeside." Origins The conspirators were called the Spencean Philanthropists, a group tak ...
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1820
Events January–March *January 1 – Nominal beginning of the Trienio Liberal in History of Spain (1814–73), Spain: A constitutionalist military insurrection at Cádiz leads to the summoning of the Spanish Parliament (March 7). *January 27 (Old Style and New Style dates, NS) – An Imperial Russian Navy expedition, led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen in ''Vostok (sloop-of-war), Vostok'' with Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev, sights the Antarctic ice sheet. *January 29 – George IV of the United Kingdom ascends the throne, on the death at Windsor Castle of his father George III of the United Kingdom, George III (after 59 years on the throne), ending the period known as the British Regency. There will be a gap of 21 years before the title Prince of Wales is next used. *January 30 – Irish people, Irish Royal Navy captain Edward Bransfield lands on the mainland of Antarctica. *February 6 ** Capture of Valdivia: Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Lord Cochrane occup ...
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Slave Trade Act 1807
The Slave Trade Act 1807, officially An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom The Parliament of the United Kingdom is the supreme legislative body A legislature is an assembly Assembly may refer to: Organisations and meetings * Deliberative assembly A deliberative assembly is a gathering of members (of any kin ... prohibiting the Atlantic slave trade, slave trade in the British Empire. Although it did not abolish the practice of slavery, it did encourage British action to press other nation states to abolish their own slave trades. Many of the supporters thought the Act would lead to the end of slavery. Slavery on English soil was unsupported in English law and that position was confirmed in ''Somerset v Stewart, Somerset's case'' in 1772, but it remained legal in most of the British Empire until the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, Slavery Abolition Act in 1833. Background As British historian Martin Meredit ...
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1807
Events January–March * January 7 – The United Kingdom issues an Order in Council An Order in Council is a type of legislation in many countries, especially the Commonwealth realm A Commonwealth realm is a sovereign state that has Elizabeth II as its monarch and head of state. Each realm functions as an independent state, ... prohibiting British ships from trading with France or its allies. * January 20 – The Sierra Leone Company The Sierra Leone Company was the corporate body involved in founding the second British colony in Africa on 11 March 1792 through the resettlement of Black Loyalists who had initially been settled in Nova Scotia ) , image_map = N ..., faced with bankruptcy because of the outlawing of the slave trade in British colonies, petitions the British government for purchase and transfer of its property to the Crown; Parliament approves the transfer on July 29, and it takes effect on January 1, 1808. * February 3 – Napole ...
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International Code Of Botanical Nomenclature
The ''International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants'' (ICN) is the set of rules and recommendations dealing with the formal botanical name A botanical name is a formal scientific name In taxonomy Taxonomy (general) is the practice and science of classification of things or concepts, including the principles that underlie such classification. The term may also refer to a specif ...s that are given to plants, fungi and a few other groups of organisms, all those "traditionally treated as algae, fungi, or plants".. It was formerly called the ''International Code of Botanical Nomenclature'' (ICBN); the name was changed at the International Botanical Congress International Botanical Congress (IBC) is an international meeting of botanist Botany, also called , plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology. A botanist, plant scientist or phytologist is a scientist ... in Melbourne Melbourne ( ) is the capital ...
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Plant Taxonomy
Plant taxonomy is the science that finds, identifies, describes, classifies, and names plant Plants are predominantly photosynthetic Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to Energy transformation, convert light energy into chemical energy that, through cellular respiration, can later be released to fuel ...s. It is one of the main branches of taxonomy Taxonomy (general) is the practice and science of classification of things or concepts, including the principles that underlie such classification. The term may also refer to a specific classification scheme. Originally used only about biological ... (the science that finds, describes, classifies, and names living things). Plant taxonomy is closely allied to plant systematics, and there is no sharp boundary between the two. In practice, "plant systematics" involves relationships between plants and their evolution Evolution is change in the heritable Heredity, also called inherit ...
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Carl Linnaeus
Carl Linnaeus (; 23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement Ennoblement is the conferring of nobility—the induction of an individual into the noble social class, class. Currently only a few kingdoms still grant nobility to people; among them Spain, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Vatican. Depending on ... as Carl von Linné Blunt (2004), p. 171. (), was a Swedish botanist, zoologist, taxonomist, and physician who formalised binomial nomenclature In taxonomy Taxonomy (general) is the practice and science of classification of things or concepts, including the principles that underlie such classification. The term may also refer to a specific classification scheme. Originally used only ..., the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy Taxonomy (general) is the practice and science of classification of things or concepts, including the principles that underlie such classification. The term may also r ...
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1753
Events January–March * January 29 Events Pre-1600 * – is elected pope, after coming out of retirement to take over the from the deposed . * – Caliph is blinded and deposed by Emir , ruler of the . He is succeeded by as caliph of the . * – : defeats the ... – After a month's absence, Elizabeth Canning Elizabeth Canning (married name Treat; 17 September 1734 – June 1773) was an English maidservant who claimed to have been kidnapped and held against her will in a hayloft for almost a month. She ultimately became central to one of the most fam ... returns to her mother's home in London and claims that she was abducted; the following criminal trial causes an uproar. * February 17 Events Pre-1600 *1370 Year 1370 ( MCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Tuesday A common year starting on Tuesday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or wikt:bissextile, bissextile year) is a calendar year ... ...
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Kingdom Of Great Britain
The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially called Great Britain,"After the political union of England and Scotland in 1707, the nation's official name became 'Great Britain'", ''The American Pageant, Volume 1'', Cengage Learning (2012) was a sovereign country A sovereign state is a political entity A polity is an identifiable political entity—any group of people who have a collective identity, who are organized by some form of Institutionalisation, institutionalized social relation, social relation ... in Western Europe Western Europe is the western region of Europe. The region's countries and territories vary depending on context. Beginning with foreign exploration during the Age of Discovery, roughly from the 15th century, the concept of ''Europe'' as "the W ... from 1 May 1707 to 31 December 1800. The state was created by the 1706 Treaty of Union A treaty is a formal, legally binding written agreement between actors in international law. It is usually entere ...
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Act Of Union 1707
The Acts of Union ( gd, Achd an Aonaidh) were two Act of Parliament, Acts of Parliament: the Union with Scotland Act 1706 passed by the Parliament of England, and the Union with England Act passed in 1707 by the Parliament of Scotland. They put into effect the terms of the Treaty of Union that had been agreed on 22 July 1706, following negotiation between commissioners representing the parliaments of the two countries. By the two Acts, the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotlandwhich at the time were separate sovereign state, states with separate legislatures, but Personal union, with the same monarchwere, in the words of the Treaty, "United into One Kingdom by the Name of Kingdom of Great Britain, Great Britain". The two countries had shared a monarch since the Union of the Crowns in 1603, when King James VI of Scotland inherited the English throne from his double first cousin twice removed, Queen Elizabeth I of England, Queen Elizabeth I. Although described as a Union ...
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