Timeline created by JessicaHa
In Music
  • Period: 1551 to

    Guilio Caccini

    One of the founders of Opera. Italian composer, singer, teacher, and instrumentalist.
  • Period: 1557 to

    Giovanni Gabrieli

    Italian composer and organist. Used instruments in sacred music.
  • Period: 1561 to

    Jacopo Peri

    One of the founders of Opera. Also claimed to be the first Opera with his Dafne.
  • Period: 1563 to

    John Dowland

    English Lutenist. Was a Catholic. He was a leading composer of lute music. In 2006, Sting recorded his songs and created a revival of his music.
  • Period: 1564 to

    William Shakespeare

    English playwright and poem. Extremely influential, even today.
  • Period: 1567 to

    Claudio Montiverdi

    One of the most important composers of the Baroque period. One of the inventors of the new seconda practica
  • Period: 1570 to

    Florentine Camerata

    Part of a group of intellects that met in order to discuss the arts.
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    Orlando Gibbons

    English composer of Anglican Church.
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    Girolamo Frescobaldi

    First modern keyboard virtuoso and compser. Was the first European composer to focus on instrumental music.
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    Heinrich Schutz

    Most important German composer of middle Baroque. Composed the first German opera.
  • Shakespeare's Hamlet

    Shakespeare's Central Character in Hamlet expresses the ideals of the Renaissance.
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    Giacomo Carissimi

    Leading composer of Roman Cantatas and oratorios.
  • Montiverdi's Presents Orfeo

    The first opera to win lasting place in international repertoire.
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    Barbara Strozzi

    Virtuoso singer and composer of cantatas.
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    Giovanni legrenzi

    Italian composer and organist. Used many short arias in his operas.
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    Jean-Baptiste Lully

    Establisher of French Opera and ballet. Italian by birth.
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    Guiseppe Torelli

    Contributed the most to the development of the concerto.
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    Alessandro Scarletti

    Italian Composer. His death ended Baroque opera.
  • Great Plague

    The Great Plague in London kills 7000 in a week, with over 100,000 by the end of the year.
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    Francis Couperin

    French composer and keyboardist
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    Antonio Vivaldi

    Laid the foundations of late instrumental music. Pioneer of orchestral music.
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    Georg Phillip Telemann

    Prolific German composer. Contributed significantly to concert life in Germany.
  • Great Law

    William Penn approves the Great Law, which provides religious freedom in Pennsylvania.
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    Jean-Philippe Rameau

    French composer and theorist
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    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Baroque master. Master of counterpoint. Wrote no operas.
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    Georg Friedrich Handel

    German musician. inventor of the English oratorio.
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    Salem Witch Trials