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CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL,
LIVES AND CHARACTERS, LABOURS AND ACTIONS,
LL AGES AND COUNTRIES, CONDITIQMS AND PROFESSIONS..
CCORDING TO THEIR VARIOUS TALENTS ANH, PURSUITS:
PROGRESS OF MEN AND THINGS, FROM THE BEGİNNING OF
THE WORLD TO THE PRESENT TIME.
TO WHICH IS ADDED
AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX FOR REFERENCE.
REV. JOHN PLATTS,
The Aster Library
" as 3,9/
ASTOR, LENOX AND
PRINTED BY R. GILBERT,
ST. JOHN's SQUARE.
NEW UNIVERSAL BIOGRAPHY.
REMARKABLE FACTS, EVENTS, AND DISCOVERIES.
A.D. 1402 Tamerlane defeats and takes prisoner Bajazet. 1405 The Canary Islands discovered by Bathencourt. 1411 The university of St. Andrew's, in Scotland, founded. 1412 Algebra brought from Arabia into Europe. 9415 The battle of Agincourt gained over the French by Henry V. of
England. 1420 Madeira discovered by the Portuguese. 1428 The siege of Orleans. The French, encouraged by the heroic Joan
of Arc, compel the English to raise the siege of Orleans, and
take Jergeau. Charles VII. crowned at Rheims. 1430 Henry VI. of England crowned at Paris. 1431 Joan, the patriotic maid of Orleans, taken by the duke of Bedford,
and barbarously burned for a witch. 1440 Printing by wooden blocks invented by Laurentius, at Haarlem in
Holland. 1446 The Vatican library founded at Rome. 1450 The Bible printed at Mentz, by John Faustas and Co., with cut
metal types. 1453 Constantinople taken by the Turks, which ends the Eastern Empire,
1123 years from its dedication by Constantine the Great, 2206
froin the foundation of Rome. 1454 The University of Glasgow in Scotland founded. 1459 Printing completed by Schoeffer's invention of cast metal types, 1460 Engraving and etching on copper invented. 1468 Printing first performed in Englavd, at Oxford. 1471 William Caxton erects a printing press in Westminster Abbey, 1473 The study of the Greek language introduced into France, 1477 The University of Aberdeen in Scotland founded. 1479 Union of the kingdoms of Arragon and Castile. VOL. IV.