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 abdication crisis (1936)
 Abdul-Aziz - sultan of Turkey
 Abdul-Hamid II - sultan of Turkey
 Abdullahi ibn Mohammed - the Khalifa
 Abdurrahman Khan, amir of Afghanistan
 Abel, Frederick - and James Dewar
 Abel, Karl Friedrich - and J.C. Bach
 Abelard - and Heloïse
  - and scholasticism
 Abele - sunk by baka attack
 Abensberg - battle in 1809
 Aberdeen Angus (cattle)
 Aberdeen (city)
 Aberdeen, Lord - prime minister of Britain
  - brief biography
 Aberfan - disaster in 1966
 Aberystwyth - and Owain Glyn Dwr
  - brief history
  - Ceramics Collection, University of Wales
 Abessole, Paul M'ba - in Gabon
 Abide with me
 Abiola, Moshood - Nigerian election of 1993
 abolitionist movement - and the slave trade
 Aboriginal Australians - route of arrival
  - and creation myths
  - and the First Fleet
  - and Europeans in Australia
 abortion - in ancient Greece
  - and the Hippocratic Oath
  - in Roman Empire
  - in the Middle Ages
 Aboukir - battle in 1799
  - as a prophet in Islam
  - and Mecca
 Abraham, Plains of - in 1759
 Abrahams, Harold
 absolutism - and Richelieu
  - and Versailles
 Abu Bakr - the first caliph
 Abul Abbas - first Abbasid caliph
 Abul Fazl - biographer of Akbar
  - and oral history
 Abul Kasim - Arab surgeon
 Abu Simbel - rock-cut temple
  - colossi of Ramses II
 Academia Secretorum Naturae - in Naples
 Académie Royale de Danse - in 1661
 Académie Royale de Musique - in 1669
 Académie des Sciences - and Colbert
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