Music History

Timeline created by Matthew Langford
In Music
  • Jan 1, 1163

    Léonin

  • Jan 1, 1200

    Pérotin

  • Jan 1, 1250

    Cathedral of Notre Dame Built in Paris

    Construction started in 1163
  • Dec 20, 1291

    Philippe de Vitry

  • Dec 20, 1300

    Guillaume de Macaut

  • Jan 1, 1450

    Josquin des Prez

  • Jan 1, 1525

    Giovanni Palestrina

  • Dec 20, 1542

    Galileo Galilei

  • Jan 1, 1543

    William Byrd

  • Jan 1, 1549

    Tomás Luis de Victoria

  • Jan 1, 1553

    Giovanni Gabrieli

  • Dec 20, 1564

    Shakespeare

  • Jan 1, 1567

    Claudio Monteverdi

  • Girolamo Frescobaldi

  • Heinrich Schütz

  • Monteverdi, Orfeo

  • Barbara Strozzi

  • Blaise Paschal

  • Buxtehude

  • Isaac Newton

  • Arcangelo Corelli

  • Johann Pachelbel

  • Henry Purcell

  • Elizabeth de La Guerre

  • Antonio Vivaldi

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Domenico Scarlatti

  • George Frideric Handel

  • Pergolesi

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

  • C.P.E. Bach

  • Johann Stamitz

  • Bach: Well Tempered Clavier, I

  • Bach: St. Matthew Passion

  • Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • James Watt, Steam Engine

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Declaration of Independence

  • Nicolo Paganini

  • Weber

  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro

  • French Revolution

  • Gioachino Rossini

  • Franz Schubert

  • Bellini

  • Hector Berlioz

  • Beethoven: Erioca

  • Glinka

  • Napoleon: Emperor of France

  • Felix Mendelssohn

  • Robert Schumann

  • Frédéric Chopin

  • Franz Liszt

  • Verdi

  • Wagner

  • Revolution in France

  • Johannes Brahms

  • Bizet

  • Modest Mussorgsky

  • Invention of Photography

  • Tchaikovsky

  • Antonin Dvoark

  • Fauré

  • Duparc

  • Hugo Wolf

  • Gustav Mahler

  • Start of Civil War

  • Unification of Italy

  • Debussy

  • Richard Struass

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

  • Verdi: Aida

  • Scriabin

  • Rachmaninoff

  • Schoenberg

  • Ravel

  • Bell: Invention of Telephone

  • Albert Einstein

  • Bartok

  • Pablo Picasso

  • Pablo Picasso

  • Stravinsky

  • Stravinsky

  • Webern

  • Alban Werg

  • Prokofiev

  • Paul Hindemith

  • Howard Hanson

  • Cowell

  • Aaron Copland

  • Shostakovich

  • Messiaen

  • John Cage

  • Britten

  • Start of WWI

  • Russian Revolution

  • Boulez

  • George Crumb

  • Great Depression

  • Penderecki

  • Schnittke

  • Steve Reich

  • Philip Glass

  • Start of WWII

  • Albert Einstein