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Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) [ 1 ] was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland .
Kublai Khan ( pron.: / ˈ k uː b l ə ˈ k ɑː n / ; Mongolian : Хубилай хаан , Xubilaĭ xaan ; Middle Mongolian : Qubilai Qaγan , "King Qubilai"; September 23, 1215 – February 18, 1294), [ 1 ] [ 2 ] born Kublai ( Mongolian : Хубилай , Xubilaĭ ; Middle Mongolian : Qubilai ; Chinese : 忽必烈 ; pinyin : Hūbìliè ; also spelled Khubilai ) and also known by the temple name Shizu ( Chinese : 元世祖 ; pinyin : Yuán Shìzǔ ; Wade–Giles : Yüan Shih-tsu), was the fifth Khagan (Great Khan) of the Ikh Mongol Uls ( Mongol Empire ), reigning from 1260 to 1294, and the founder of the Yuan Dynasty in China. Kublai was the second son of Tolui and Sorghaghtani Beki , and a grandson of Genghis Khan .
Epicurus ( Greek : Ἐπίκουρος, Epikouros , "ally, comrade"; 341 BCE – 270 BCE) was an ancient Greek philosopher as well as the founder of the school of philosophy called Epicureanism .
Ichthyosaurs ( Greek for "fish lizard" - " ιχθυς" or " ichthys" meaning "fish" and " σαυρος" or " sauros" meaning "lizard") were giant marine reptiles that resembled dolphins in a textbook example of convergent evolution . Ichthyosaurs thrived during much of the Mesozoic era; based on fossil evidence, they first appeared approximately 245 million years ago ( mya ) and disappeared about 90 million years ago, about 25 million years before the dinosaurs became extinct.
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Germanic man represented on a Roman tryumphal relief, preserved at the Vatican Museums in Rome .
The North Germanic languages or Scandinavian languages , the languages of Scandinavians , make up one of the three branches of the Germanic languages , a sub-family of the Indo-European languages , along with the West Germanic languages and the extinct East Germanic languages .
Japanese mythology embraces Shinto and Buddhist traditions as well as agriculturally based folk religion . The Shinto pantheon comprises innumerable kami ( Japanese for " gods " or " spirits "). This article will discuss only the typical elements present in Asian mythology , such as cosmogony , important deities, and the best known Japanese stories.
For other uses, see Elysium (disambiguation) .
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