Defenestration  

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Agostino Novello saves a falling child c. 1328 Simone Martini, an example of defenestration
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Defenestration, from the Latin de (from; out of) and fenestra (window or opening), is the act of throwing someone or something out of a window. The term was coined around the time of an incident in Prague Castle in the year of 1618.



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