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How many Russian people did Tsar Ivan IV (“the Terrible”) kill?

Ivan's rule was full of contradiction, success and failure. Was his rule bloody? How many Russian people were killed by him?
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Was the French philosopher Pierre Bayle a Calvinist believer or an atheist?

European Enlightenment: The 17th century's most read philosopher produced sharp and honest literature. Yet until today the question seems to be unanswered where he really belonged (Bayle enigma).
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What are the contributions of Professor Hans List?

Considering his academic titles, what are the contribution of the automotive engineer, Professor Dr Dr h.c.mult. Hans List? What did he invent? I could not find anything except a brief obituary.
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Looking for a book about Haile Selassie's rise to power [closed]

Is there a good English-language book about Haile Selassie's rise to power? I'm particularly interested in the strife he had with the various other nobles.
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What did the native Africans think of Karen Blixen? [on hold]

I've recently been reading Karen Blixen (pseudonym Isak Denisen)'s memoir, Out of Africa, describing the Danish author's life on a Kenyan coffee plantation from 1913-1931. Some commentators have ...