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  • Absolutism

    Centralized absolutism now becomes the political authority, which organizes a State whose bases are military and fiscal. Army and bureaucracy became the main instruments of domination, placed at the service of the mercantilism of the time.
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    Rembrandt van Rijn

    Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, better known simply as Rembrandt, was a Dutch painter and printmaker. Art history considers him one of the greatest baroque masters of painting and engraving, the most important artist in the history of the Netherlands.
  • William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor. Sometimes known as the Bard of Avon, he is considered the most important writer in the English language and one of the most famous in universal literature, in the Baroque period.
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    the Thirty Years’ War

    The Thirty Years' War was a 17th-century religious conflict fought primarily in central Europe. It remains one of the longest and most brutal wars in human history, with more than 8 million casualties resulting from military battles as well as from the famine and disease caused by the conflict.
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    Jean-Baptiste Lully,

    Jean-Baptiste Lully was a Franco-Italian composer, instrumentalist and dancer, linked to the figure and reign of Louis XIV. He initiator of opera in France and creator of the "lyrical tragedy", a genuine form that combines the French aesthetic sense with ballet.
  • The Night Watch

    The Night Watch
    The Night Watch or The Night Watch is the name by which one of the most famous masterpieces by the Dutch painter Rembrandt is commonly known.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi
    Antonio Vivaldi was a Venetian Baroque composer, violinist, impresario, teacher, and Catholic priest.
  • Death of Bach

    Death of Bach
    Johann Sebastian Bach is regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. He is celebrated as the creator of many masterpieces of church and instrumental music. His compositions represent the best of the Baroque era.