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Sao Tome and Principe History

The two islands were discovered by Portuguese seafarers in 1470, and were probably uninhabited until then. The larger of the two islands was later named after the day of the…

San Marino History

Beginnings According to legend, Marinus, who was later canonized, is said to be on September 3, 301 AD. created the first unit of a monastery on Monte Titano, which was…

Samoa History

Early to modern times Characteristics of the Samoan language suggest that the Polynesian tribe, which was founded around 1000 BC. the Samoan island Upolu settled, came from the southern group…

Saint Lucia History

Beginnings The island of Saint Lucia was probably around the 2nd century AD. settled by Aruak Indians, who were displaced by members of the Caribe tribe from around the 8th…

Saint Kitts and Nevis History

European discovery When Christopher Columbus discovered the two islands on his second “West Indies” trip (1493-96), they were populated by members of the warlike tribe of the Caribbean. He named…

Rwanda History

Before around the 8th century AD. Gradually the Hutu Bantu people immigrated to what is now Rwanda, and it was populated by pygmies who lived as hunters and gatherers. The…

Russia History

Early history to the Middle Ages Semi-nomads already lived in the regions of western Russia 5000 years ago, but it was only in the 9th century that Slavic tribes and…

Romania History

Beginnings In the 2nd millennium BC the Indo-European Dacians and Getens settled in what is now Romania. From the 7th century BC. the processing of iron into weapons, tools and…

Republic of the Congo History

Beginnings The Congo basin was originally populated by pygmies, probably from the 2nd century AD. were pushed back into inaccessible areas by immigrant Bantu peoples. The Bantu people lived from…

Qatar History

18th century Very little is known about the country’s history before the 18th century. Until 1766, when the sheikhdom of Qatar was founded, there were probably only a few nomads…

Portugal History

Early to late antiquity When the Romans from the beginning of the 2nd century BC. conquered the Iberian Peninsula, the Celts, Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians already settled there. The Romans…

Poland History

Early to late antiquity Before the beginning of the Christian era, the area of ​​today’s Poland was populated by Germanic tribes. Around the 4th century AD Most of these migrated…

Philippines History

Early period until the 15th century Around 25,000 years BC The first settlements on the Philippine Islands took place, the area has been settled for about 10,000 years. Around this…

Peru History

Native American civilizations Archaeological finds point to human settlement in the area of ​​what is now Peru from around 12,000 BC. there. At first, people only lived as hunters and…

Paraguay History

Colonial period Before the Spaniards conquered the area of ​​today’s Paraguay from the northwest in the 30s of the 16th century, Indian tribes lived here as semi-nomads. In 1537 the…

Papua New Guinea History

Beginnings The settlement of the area of ​​Papua New Guinea probably began as early as 40,000 BC. over the then existing land bridge from Southeast Asia. European domination The Portuguese…

Panama History

Pre-European history Pre-European history points to human settlements that existed around 10,000 years before the beginning of the Christian era. Around 400 BC Settled groups lived on what is now…

Palau History

European discovery Archaeological finds indicate that the islands of what is now the Republic of Palau are already settled in the 1st millennium BC. there. The first European to see…

Pakistan History

Beginnings Pakistan’s history is closely linked to that of India. The Harappa culture, which dates back to around the 3rd millennium BC. originated in the Indus Valley is considered one…

Oman History

The area of ​​today’s Oman was probably already settled in the Stone Age. Even before the area was Islamized around 630, the local Bedouin tribes traded copper and incense. The…

Norway History

Medieval to modern times Today’s territory of Norway, like Sweden and Denmark, was also home to the Vikings, who plundered throughout Europe, especially in the 9th and 10th centuries. The…

North Korea History

Beginnings Already in the 3rd millennium BC. the area of ​​today’s North and South Korea was populated by Tungusic tribes, which belonged to the Mongolian peoples and presumably came from…

Nigeria History

Middle Ages to the 19th century There were many different kingdoms in what is now Nigeria: in the 8th century, the Haussa people settled in the north and set up…

Niger History

The area of ​​what is now the Republic of Niger was probably settled in the Paleolithic Age. From the time of the European Middle Ages, there were several large empires…

Nicaragua History

Beginnings The area of ​​present-day Nicaragua was presumably already from 30,000 BC. settled. When Christopher Columbus discovered the east coast of the country on his third voyage in September 1502,…

New Zealand History

Early to modern times Polynesians from East Polynesia settled in New Zealand more than 3000 years ago. When Europeans arrived on the islands and began to colonize, the majority of…

Netherlands History

Antiquity to the Middle Ages At the beginning of the Christian era, the area of ​​today’s Netherlands, as well as neighboring Belgium and Luxembourg, was conquered by the Romans, who…

Nepal History

Early to middle ages Around 1000 BC In the northern regions of what is now Nepal lived ethnic groups who came into the country from the north, while in the…

Nauru History

European discovery The island of Nauru was already in the 1st millennium BC. populated by people who were probably originally from New Guinea. In 1798, the British navigator John Fearn…

Namibia History

Since at least 6000 BC members of the San lived in the area of ​​present-day Namibia as collectors and small animal hunters. Around 500 AD various Bantu-speaking peoples such as…

Mozambique History

Early to middle ages Bushmen (pygmies) lived in southern Africa 8000 years ago. Around 2500 years ago, Bantu-speaking tribes immigrated to the region of today’s Mozambique and lived there as…

Morocco History

Early history to late antiquity Around the 2nd millennium BC the area of ​​what is now Morocco was populated by various cattle breeding Berber tribes. From 1200 BC The Phoenician…

Montenegro History

The area of ​​today’s Montenegro was part of the Roman Empire (Illyricum) and was incorporated into the Eastern Roman Empire under Justinian I after the migration in 535. The Romanized…

Mongolia History

Antiquity and the Middle Ages Even before the beginning of the Christian era, powerful peoples lived in Mongolia, such as the Huns and Xiongnu. According to new knowledge, the Xiongnu…

Monaco History

Early to middle ages Around 1000 BC Phoenician seafarers, who came from the eastern Mediterranean, founded a commercial branch on the site of what is now Monaco (and other locations…

Moldova History

Beginnings In the 2nd millennium BC the area of ​​today’s Moldova was populated by Indo-European Thracians, Dacians and Getens. From around the 7th century BC. the processing of iron into…

Micronesia History

European discovery In the 1st millennium BC Various tribes already lived on some of the islands that are now part of the Federated States of Micronesia. The origin of the…

Mexico History

Native American civilizations It is estimated that hunters and gatherers began to colonize the Mexican highlands 20,000 years before the beginning of the Christian era (from about 5500 BC also…

Mauritius History

Discovery and settlement The island of Mauritius was probably already in the 10th century AD. entered by Arab seafarers but not populated. It was discovered by the Portuguese seafarer Pedro…

Mauritania History

Early The oldest archaeological finds on Mauritanian territory indicate early settlements in the Neolithic. Light-skinned nomadic Berber tribes inhabited from 2000 BC. the north of the country, while Negroid Wolof…

Marshall Islands History

1. European discovery When the Spanish seafarer Álvaro de Saavedra sighted the islands of what is now the Republic of the Marshall Islands in 1529, they were probably already settled…

Malta History

Beginnings Archaeological finds indicate that the island of Malta was already settled in the Neolithic period. Around 5000 BC immigrants from southern Italy probably came to the island, remnants of…

Mali History

Medieval to modern times In the 7th century AD The Kingdom of Ghana (Gana) developed in the southwest of today’s Republic of Mali, which expanded rapidly due to the lively…

Maldives History

Middle Ages to the 19th century The Maldives have been continuously populated since the 5th century, presumably by fishermen from India and Sri Lanka. Formerly Buddhist, Islam was introduced by…

Malaysia History

Beginnings The Malay Peninsula was probably already settled in the Stone Age. In the 3rd millennium BC. the ancestors of the Malays migrated from southern China (so-called Proto-Malays). In the…

Malawi History

Before Bantu speaking peoples from around the 6th century AD. began to colonize the area of ​​what is now Malawi, presumably smaller groups of a people related to the San…

Madagascar History

Early period until the 19th century The first settlement of the island by Indonesian sailors of Malay-Polynesian origin probably took place in the first century AD. From the beginning of…

Macedonia History

Antiquity The area of ​​today’s Macedonia was probably from 2000 BC. populated by Illyrian-Thracian tribes. From the 7th century BC it was part of the Kingdom of Macedon, which extended…

Luxembourg History

Beginnings The area of ​​today’s Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was populated by Celtic tribes before it was conquered by Roman troops (around 50 AD). In the 9th century the area…