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Baroque Period

  • 1500

    Beginning of the baroque period

    Beginning of the baroque period
    One of the main events that influenced the Baroque was the Counter-Reformation. It was a period of Catholic revival that took place during the 16th and early 17th centuries in response to the Protestant Reformation.
  • 1556

    Accession to the throne of Felipe II

    Accession to the throne of Felipe II
    The beginning of the Baroque was marked in the different European States by different historical events: In Spain, the accession to the throne of Felipe II (1556) and the beginning of Spanish
  • Romeo and juliet

    Romeo and juliet
    The work "Romeo and Juliet" belongs to the literary genre of the baroque because it is somewhat exaggerated and ornate literature that is handled in it.
  • Appearance of the opera

    Appearance of the opera
    Opera emerged in the artistic period known as "Baroque", specifically Baroque opera from the early seventeenth century to the mid-eighteenth century.
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    The thirty years war

    Political issues were also very evidently a major reason for this long-lasting war which finally came to an end in 1648, in the part of Europe that we today know as Germany. The war began when there occurred the Protestant revolt against the Holy Roman Empire.
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    Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi. "Primavera" (1721). The first part of Vivaldi's famous "Four Seasons" for violin and orchestra is probably the most popular piece of the baroque, especially its first movement.
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    the cathedral to the Azabachería, Plaza de la Inmaculada. A fire destroyed the original Romanesque facade. The current baroque style was erected between 1747-1770, on a design by Ferro Caaveiro to unify the square and match the splendor of the Monastery of San Martin Pinario.
  • End of the Baroque

    End of the Baroque
    In the same respect, the year 1750 is considered the end of the Baroque due to the death of Johann Sebastian Bach. His music is considered to be the culmination of the Baroque style.