Beograd, also known as Belgrade is where early culture's of Europe existed and dominated the Balkans about 8000 years ago, Beograd counts as one of the oldest European and maybe world cities. It was Settled in 300BC by the Celtic before becoming the Roman settlement of Singidunum, then becoming site of the Byzantine Empire. The first Serbian king to rule Beograd was Dragutin in 1276, who received it as a present from the Hungarian king. In 1521 Beograd was captured by the Ottoman Turks, and Beograd remained under Ottoman rule for nearly three hundred years. When Serbia won it's independence in 1878, it became a important city in the balkens. After the first world war Beograd becomes the capital of the kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, named as Yugoslavia in 1929. Beograd then became the capital of the Federal Republic of yugoslavia in 1992 (Serbia and Montenegro).
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800BC- First known neolithic settlement in the territory of Beograd
End of 100BC- The Romans colonize Singidunum (Beograd)
441AD- The Huns destroy the city
504AD- The Goths capture Beograd agian after 470AD
510AD- A peace treaty handed over the city to the Byzantine Empire
535AD- Byzantine emperor Justinian I rebuilds Singidunum (Beograd)
584AD- The Avars conquer and destroy it
592- Byzantine Empire regains the city
600AD- The Avars destroy it again
630AD- The Slavs conquer Singidunum (Beograd)
878AD- The Slavs name the city Beograd
896AD- Army of Hungarians attack Beograd
971- Byzantine Empire conquers Beograd
1096- Beograd was destroyed by the Hungarians, but the Byzantine Empire remained in control of it
1096-1189- The Crusaders are passing through Belgrade
1232- Beograd become part of Hungary.
1284- The Serbian king Stefan Dragutin got Beograd from Hungary
1316- Stefan Milutin takes Beograd from his brother by force
1403 - Stefan Lazareviæ establish Beograd as the capital of the Serbia
1440- The Ottoman Empire attacks Beograd. The attack fails but the city is heavily damaged
1456- Sultan Mehmed II besieges Beograd but fails to capture it.
1521- Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent conquers Beograd
1806- Karadorde captures Beograd and makes it the capital of Serbia
1813- The Ottomans reconquer the Beograd
1815 - Miloš Obrenoviæ started the Second Serbian Uprising and conquered Beograd
1878- The Berlin Congress recognized t...
A manga series by Nobuhiro Watsuki. Was made into a television show in 1997, and brought to America soon afterwards. This series follows Kenshin Himura, a former assassin who fought in the Bakumatsu, also known as the Meiji Revolution. "Trust" and "Betrayal" take place during the Bakumatsu, around 1868. The TV show spans from 1878-1879. Note that this is not the Feudal Period, this is the Meiji Period. There is also a movie (Requiem for an Ishin Patriot) and a final chapter, called "Seisouhen" or "Relfection." Very awsome.
Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu...RYU KAN SEN-TSUMUJI!!
A city of southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The chief Turkish administrative and commercial center of Herzegovina from the 16th century, it passed to Austria in 1878 and to Yugoslavia after World War II. In 1993 ethnic Croats proclaimed the city the capital of the breakaway Croat republic Herzeg-Bosna, and many structures, including a historic 16th-century bridge, were destroyed as a result of fighting between Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. Population: 110,377.
We are going to visit my uncle in Mostar tomorrow.
to mumble interminably about any obsolete work of literature out of print since 1878, whilst playing random but worrying flute and writing your life story simultaneously with both hands. Ambidextrous? Fucking crazy.
"Is everything okay? You look pale."
"I don't know. I've just been Dowled, and need to rest my numbed mind."
"Poor unfortunate you. Those rogues are everywhere."
A beautiful country in the heart of Asia. It has long history of over 5000 years. (short history at http://www.lonelyplanet.com). The location of Afghanistan spanning the land routes between the Indian subcontinent, Iran, and central Asia has attracted conquerors throughout history. Its high mountains helped the afghans to defend the country successfully against invaders, though. Afghan territory were vast during different afghan empires, for example during the Sultan Mahmoud Ghaznawi Empire in 11th century or during the Durrani Empire in 18th century which extended from Arabian Sea to Persia and India. Afghanistan has fought three wars against Britain which were in control of India. The 1st Anglo-Afghan War took place in 1839-42, the second one in 1878-80 and the final one in 1919. All three times British forces suffered crushing defeats and great casualty. Afghanistan also lost vast parts, for example, Pashtunistan and Baluchistan were cut off by Britain who wanted to use them as a buffer zone for a 100 years (already expired) but they were never given back instead Britain created another country from these two parts and another two parts cut off from India and called it Pakistan.more...
In 1978 the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan which were defeated. It left Afghanistan after great distraction and loss of lives. There were two millions Afghans killed and as many disabled. The infrastructure were at ruins. Afterward a civil war raged for 10 more years Afghanistan were forg...
A region of southeast Europe, comprising most of the former country of Yugoslavia. Serbs settled in the area in the 6th through 7th century, were Christianized in the 9th century, and formed an independent kingdom in the 13th century. Defeated at Kosovo Field (1389), the Serbs fell under Turkish domination, which ended when Serbia was granted full independence in 1878. The new kingdom of Serbia gained territory and power during the Balkan wars (1912-1913). After the assassination (1914) of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serbian nationalist, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, sparking World War I. In 1918 Serbia became a major constituent of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which was later (1929) renamed Yugoslavia. Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, leading to war with Serbia. In 1992 Serbia and Montenegro formed a new republic.
Note: this is an accurate description, and is not some bull shit made up by a croatian dickhead
a country located in South East Europe that was once big and powerful.
Serbia dates back to the first half of the 9th century. The Kingdom of Serbia was established in the 11th century, Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the Nemanjic dynasty, rose to power in 1170 and started renewing the Serbian state in the Raska(south-west Serbia) region. In the 13th century it eventually expanded in land, the Serbian Empire. Medieval Serbia enjoyed a high political, economic and cultural reputation in Medieval Europe, reached its apex in mid-14th century, during the rule of Tzar Stefan Dusan. Tzar Stefan Dusan doubled the size of his kingdom seizing territories to the south, southeast and east. For at least half a mellenium, the serbs occupied lands extending from the Danube, Sava, and Morava rivers to the Adriatic Sea and the Šar Mountains. The Serbian emipre reached it's peak up to the end of the 14th century until the battle of kosovo where the serbian army was defeated my the turkish muslim army in 1389(Kosovo holds a symbolic place in Serbian History and is regarded as the heart of Serbia which is why the Serbian goverment will not allow is to become an interpentded state to the Albanians). Serbian resistance to Ottoman domination, latent for many decades surfaced at the beginning of 19th century with the First and Second Serbian Uprising in 1804 and 1815. Resulting from the uprisings and subsequent wars against the Ottoman Empire, the independent Principality of Serbia was formed and granted international recognition in 1878. The Balkan wars 1912 - 1913...more...