an internationally important city inhabited by many different peoples reflecting a great variety of cultures, attitudes, etc.
Cosmopolis is modeled on the word metropolis. Its first element, cosmo-, stems from the Greek kósmos meaning "world, universe," and its second element, -polis stems from the Greek pólis, "city-state."
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25 – Guangwu claimed the throne as emperor of the Han dynasty after Wang Mang, who had seized the throne himself and proclaimed the Xin dynasty, died when peasant rebels besieged Chang'an.
1772 – Russia, Prussia and Habsburg Austria began the First Partition of Poland to help restore the regional balance of …