Rome – Marcus Aurelius Died
On this day in 180 AD, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius died, having ruled from 161 to 180 AD.
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Also the Books:
Marcus Aurelius, by Ernest Renan
Marcus Aurelius and the Later Stoics, by Frederick William Bussell
The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, by Marcus Aurelius
Luxembourg Independence Maintained
Luxembourg, known as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a small country in western Europe bordered by Belgium, France and Germany. It has a population of about 500 000 people and is almost 1000 square miles (2 586 square kilometers) in size. It’s ‘life’ began as a small fortress in 963, from which a town developed and eventually the state of Luxembourg.
Luxembourg lost its initial independence in 1437 and from that point it was ruled by various states, but regained a form of independence following the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. From then however, it lost territory and was greatly reduced in size. Its independence was affirmed with two treaties, the first in 1839 and the second on this day in 1867, following what
is known as the Luxembourg Crisis.
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