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March 8

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Events Pre-1600 *1010 – Ferdowsi completes his epic poem Shahnameh. *1126 – Following the death of his mother, queen Urraca of León, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of León. *1262 – Battle of Hausbergen between bourgeois militias and the army of the bishop of Strasbourg. *1558 – The city of Pori (Björneborg) is founded by Duke John on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia. 1601–1900 *1658 – Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655–1661), Frederick III, the King of Denmark–Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden. *1702 – Queen Anne, the younger sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland. *1722 – The Safavid Empire of Iran is defeated by an army from Afghanistan at the Battle of Gulnabad. *1736 – Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran. *1775 – An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Pa
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