Concept

May 11

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Events Pre-1600
  • 330 – Constantine the Great dedicates the much-expanded and rebuilt city of Byzantium, changing its name to New Rome and declaring it the new capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. *868 – A copy of the Diamond Sūtra is published, making it the earliest dated and printed book known. *973 – In the first coronation ceremony ever held for an English monarch, Edgar the Peaceful is crowned King of England, having ruled since 959 AD. His wife, Ælfthryth, is crowned queen, the first recorded coronation for a Queen of England. *1068 – Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, is crowned Queen of England. *1258 – Louis IX of France and James I of Aragon sign the Treaty of Corbeil, renouncing claims of feudal overlordship in one another's territories and separating the House of Barcelona from the politics of France. 1601–1900 *1713 – Great Northern War: After losing the Battle of Helsinki to the Russians, th
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