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Important People in World History Study Guide

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From philosopher Thomas Aquinas to General Robert E. Lee, this Important People in World History Study Guide course offers a quick and easy review of influential people in history. Use these video lessons for exam preparations, classroom teaching tools or even for casual learning purposes.
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12 chapters in Important People in World History Study Guide

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Lesson 1 - Socrates: Life, Death and Philosophy  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Who is Plato? - Philosophies, Ideas & Contributions  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Platonic Idealism: Plato and His Influence  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Aristotelian Logic: Aristotle's Central Concepts and Influence  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Euclid, Archimedes & Ptolemy: Alexandrian Hellenistic Philosophers  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Cicero: History & Philosophy  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Francis Bacon: History, Ideas and Legacy  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Thomas Hobbes & John Locke: Political Theories & Competing Views  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Rene Descartes and the Union of Religion and Philosophy  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Baron De Montesquieu: Ideas, Accomplishments & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ideas, Impact & Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Karl Marx on Religion: How Religion Affects Social Inequality  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Karl Marx's Theories: Class Differentiation and Revolution, Socialism & Capitalism  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Friedrich Nietzsche: Biography, Theories & Philosophy  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - W.E.B. Du Bois: Theories, Accomplishments & Double Consciousness  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Who was Aristotle? - Definition & Philosophy  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Voltaire: Philosophy & Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Sigmund Freud's Theories: Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Confucian Virtue Ethics: Definition & Theory  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Descartes' Ontological Argument: Premises & Criticism  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Nietzsche's Will to Power: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Nietzsche's Ubermensch: Concept & Theory  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Nietzsche's The Gay Science: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Kant's Metaphysics of Morals: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Novum Organum by Sir Francis Bacon: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus: Allusion & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Immanuel Kant: Biography & German Enlightenment  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Galileo, the Telescope & the Church  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Facts about Isaac Newton: Laws, Discoveries & Contributions  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Benjamin Franklin: Quotes and Autobiography  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Carolus Linnaeus: Classification, Taxonomy & Contributions to Biology  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Christopher Columbus' Discoveries: History & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Nicholaus Copernicus: Accomplishments, Facts & Theory  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Who Was Thomas Edison? - Biography, Facts & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Who was Albert Einstein? - Theory, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Explorer Sebastian Cabot: Biography and Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - George Westinghouse: Inventions & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Thomas Edison & George Westinghouse  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Nikola Tesla & George Westinghouse  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Joseph Glidden: Inventions and Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Who Was Leif Erikson? - Facts and Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Famous Dyslexics  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Nobel Prize in Economics: Winners & Contributions  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Nobel Prize in Literature: Winners & Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Winners  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Winners & Contributions  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Nobel Prize in Physics: Winners & Contributions  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Nobel Peace Prize: Definition & Winners  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Robert de La Salle: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Willis Carrier, Inventor of Air Conditioning: Biography & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Christopher Sholes: Biography & Inventions  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Jacques Cousteau: Biography, Inventions & Exploration  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Albert Ghiorso: Biography, Elements Discovered & Death  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi: Biography, Vitamin C & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Chemist Sir Robert Robinson: Biography, Research & Nobel Prize  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Friedrich Wohler's Synthesis of Urea: Mechanism & Experiment  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - General Robert E. Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse: Terms & Conditions  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Abraham Lincoln: Presidency, Accomplishments & Assassination  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - President Ulysses S. Grant: Election, Successes and Corruption  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Thomas Jefferson: Facts & Presidency  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - George Washington: Presidency & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Alexander Hamilton: Federalist & Founder  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - John F. Kennedy: Biography, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Malcolm X: Biography, Speeches & Assassination  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Martin Luther King Jr.: Biography, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - General Colin Powell: Biography & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Who Was Davy Crockett? - Biography & Death at the Alamo  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - 5 Star Generals in U.S. History  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Abraham Van Buren: Biography & Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Theodosia Burr Alston: Life & Disappearance  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - William Wells Brown: Biography, Books & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Clotel by William Wells Brown: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Augustus' Propagandists: Virgil, Horace and Ovid  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire and the Divine Right to Rule  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - William the Conqueror & Politics and Art in the Dark Ages  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Joan of Arc and the End of the Hundred Years' War  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Henry VIII: The Anglican Church  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Reign of Louis XIV in France: Accomplishments & Influence  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Adolf Hitler: Biography & Role in World War II  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Pericles of Athens: Facts, Achievements & Death  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Alexander the Great: Biography, Conquests & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Who was Julius Caesar? - Life & Assassination  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Emperor Constantine: Biography & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Who Was King Arthur? - Legend, Knights & Court  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - King Charles I of England: Facts, Trial & Execution  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - King Charles II of England: History & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Napoleon Bonaparte: Biography, Facts & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Who Was Nelson Mandela? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Sonni Ali, Founder of the Songhai Empire: Biography & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - St. Augustine's City of God  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Dante's Divine Comedy and the Growth of Literature in the Middle Ages  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Leonardo da Vinci: Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Michelangelo: Biography and Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Edgar Allan Poe: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Introduction to Oscar Wilde: Plays, Novels, and Sexuality  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Johann Sebastian Bach: Biography, Music & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Works & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Biography, Compositions & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Ludwig Van Beethoven: Biography, Facts & Music  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Vincent van Gogh: Biography & Artwork  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Lucretius: Biography, Books & Atomic Theory  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Avicenna: Biography, Quotes & Contributions  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Jane Marcet: Biography, Books & Invention  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Who was Clark Gable? - Biography, Death & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Who Was Jay Silverheels? - Biography, Roles & Death  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Leonardo of Pisa (Fibonacci): Biography, Facts & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Daniel Bernoulli Biography: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Daniel Bernoulli: Biography, Inventions & Atomic Theory  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Who is Ada Lovelace? - Biography, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Ada Lovelace: Accomplishments & Invention  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Charles Babbage: Biography, Facts & Invention  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Emmy Noether: Biography, Theory & Contributions to Math  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Srinivasa Ramanujan: Inventions, Books & Achievements  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Srinivasa Ramanujan: Biography, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Leonhard Euler: Biography, Contributions & Discoveries  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - John Napier: Biography, Logarithms & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Christiaan Huygens: Biography, Facts & Discoveries  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Maria Gaetana Agnesi: Biography, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Maria Gaetana Agnesi: Contributions to Math & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Pierre-Simon Laplace: Biography & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Willard Gibbs: Biography & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Willard Gibbs: Discoveries & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - William Thomson: Biography & Atomic Theory  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - David Hilbert: Biography, Facts & Inventions  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: Discovery, Inventions & Contributions  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: Biography & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Thabit ibn Qurra: Biography, Contributions & Inventions  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Pierre de Fermat: Biography, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Pierre de Fermat: Contributions to Math & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Sir Ronald Fisher: Biography & Contributions to Statistics  Take Quiz

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