Rebellion Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Rebellion


  1. Absalom conspires to overthrow father, David. [O.T.: II Samuel 15:10–18:33]
  2. Bastille Day celebration of day Paris mob stormed prison; first outbreak of French Revolution (1789). [Fr. Hist.: EB, I: 866]
  3. Beer Hall Putsch early, aborted Nazi coup (1923). [Ger. Hist.: Hitler, 198–241]
  4. Boston Tea Party irate colonists, dressed as Indians, pillage three British ships (1773). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 58, 495]
  5. Boxer Rebellion xenophobic Chinese Taoist faction rebelled against foreign intruders (1900). [Chinese Hist.: Parrinder, 50]
  6. Caine Mutiny, The sailors seize command from the pathological and incompetent Capt. Queeg. [Am. Lit.: Wouk The Caine Mutiny in Benét, 157]
  7. Christian, Fletcher (fl. late 18th century) leader of mutinous sailors against Captain Bligh (1789). [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
  8. Easter Rising unsuccessful Irish revolt against British (1916). [Irish Hist.: EB, III: 760–761]
  9. Gunpowder Plot Guy Fawkes’s aborted plan to blow up British House of Commons (1605). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1165]
  10. Harpers Ferry scene of Brown’s aborted slave uprising. [Am. Hist.: John Jameson, 220]
  11. Hungarian Revolt iron-curtain country futilely resisted Soviet domination (1956). [Eur. Hist.: Van Doren, 553]
  12. Jacquerie French peasant revolt, brutally carried out and suppressed (1358). [Fr. Hist.: Bishop, 372–373]
  13. Jeroboam with God’s sanction, establishes hegemony over ten tribes of Israel. [O.T.: I Kings 11:31–35]
  14. Korah rose up against Moses; slain by Jehovah. [O.T.: Numbers 16:1–3]
  15. Kralich, Ivan fugitive from Turkish law; firebrand for Bulgarian independence of Ottoman rule. [Bulgarian Lit.: Under the Yoke]
  16. Mutiny on the Bounty activities of mutineers, Captain Bligh, island wanderings (1789). [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
  17. Peasants’ Revolt, the English villeins’ attempt to improve their lot (1381). [Br. Hist.: Bishop, 220–221, 373–374]
  18. Pilot, the Mr. Gray successfully carries out many assignments for the rebels and thwarts the British [Am. Lit.: Cooper The Pilot]
  19. Sepoy Rebellion Indian soldiers’ uprising against British rule in India (1857–1858). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1328]
  20. Sheba led an aborted revolt against King David. [O.T.: II Samuel 20: 1–2]
  21. Spina, Pietro returns from exile disguised as a priest and engages in antifascist activities. [Ital. Lit.: Bread and Wine]