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Collection of people who run various departments in government. Usually report to the chief executive, such as the prime Minister, or the President.
(100-44 BCE), Roman general and statesman. He is responsible for setting up the imperial system in Rome which placed his grandnephew, Augustus, on the throne.
A system for keeping track of time.
In Islam, the successor to the Prophet Mohammed.
A form of fine handwriting.
(1509-1564) Theologian and church reformer who developed a form of Protestantism during the Reformation. His church is known for the idea of predestination, which states certain people are predestined for heaven.
A weapon which uses an iron ball as a projectile and gunpowder as the blasting agent.
Canon on Medicine
A book written by Ibn Sina, a famous Islamic physician, which was an encyclopedia of Greek, Arabic, and his own knowledge of medicine. This book became the standard medical text in Europe for over five hundred years.
Cape of Good Hope
Southern tip of the African continent.
Money that is used for investment.