History Timeline by Mario Torres

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In Music
  • 476

    Fall of the Western Roman Empire

    Fall of the Western Roman Empire
    The destruction of the Roman Empire marks the end of Ancient Age and start of the Middle Age
  • Dec 14, 800

    Charlemagne crowned Imperator Romanorum

    Charlemagne crowned Imperator Romanorum
    The Pope Leo III rewards all his fights giving Charlemagne, King of the Franks the title of Imperator Romanorum
  • Oct 14, 1066

    The Battle of Hastings

    The Battle of Hastings
    William the Conqueror from the Norman Empire defeats the Anglo-Saxon and divides England with the supporters who fought in his side
  • 1088

    The First Universities in Europe

    The First Universities in Europe
    They started to appear even more during the XIII century, but the firsts appeared in Bologna, Italy and in Oxford, England during the XI century
  • May 29, 1453

    Fall of the Oriental Rome Empire

    Fall of the Oriental Rome Empire
    The Ottoman Turks destroyed Constantinopla. This event sets the end of the Middle Age and the start of the Modern Age
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Discovery of America

    Discovery of America
    Cristobal Columbus discovered America, but he thought it was just an alternative route to India
  • 1504

    Michelangelo finished "David"

    Michelangelo finished "David"
  • Don Quixote

    Don Quixote
    Miguel de Cervantes publishes the first part of his book "Don Quixote"
  • L'Orfeo

    L'Orfeo premiere was in february of 1607 of the Mantua Carnivals. It was written by Claudio Monteverdi, known for being a composer between the Renaissance and the Baroque period
  • Caravaggio's death

    Caravaggio's death
    The painter Michelangelo Caravaggio died in 1610
  • The Birth of the Baroque

    The Birth of the Baroque
    This cultural period based on the pessimism and the feelings started in the first half of the XVIIth century
  • Louis XIV of France rules

    Louis XIV of France rules
    "The Sun King" started to rule France at the age of 4 and ruled until his dead
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully

    Jean-Baptiste Lully
    He was considered a master of the French baroque style dance that worked for Louis XIV of France, disavowing any Italian influence
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi
    From Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed instrumental concertos, for the violin and other instruments, sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.
  • Georg Friedrich Händel

    Georg Friedrich Händel
    A great pillar of all the history of music, a great exponent of the opera seria and the oratorios. For example, The Messiah is one of his most known compositions, and one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music, with German inspirations instead of Italian inspirations .
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Since 1710, Bach was a German composer with French and Italian inspirations from an important musician family, but he's considered being one of the best musician of history
  • The First Hot Air Balloon Flight with People Aboard

    The First Hot Air Balloon Flight with People Aboard
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    The Great Famine

    Whole northern Europe suffered the Great Famine in 1315 which prolonged itself till 1317. During these two years of famine, a big portion of the population died of hunger and diseases. There was a huge rate of criminality.
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    May 24, 1337
    Oct 19, 1453

    The Hundred Years War

    The Hundred Years’ War began when the Kingdom of England waged war against the Kingdom of France.
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    The Black Death

    It was an illness that came from Europe by rats in probably merchant ships and ended killing more than half of the European population
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    The Great Schism

    The Western Christendom suffered much bigger jolt during 1378 to 1417, when the Church was divided in three contestants for the Papacy.
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    Rebirth of the Ancient Culture

    During the 15th and 16th century, all Europe started to be interested again in the antique culture,Greek and Roman. It appeared a new way to think called Humanism, in which the human was the centre of the creation, and the way to find beauty was in the harmony between the man and the nature
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    Classical Period

    Society, economy (industry), and arts passed through a great period of evolution. The Enlightenment tried to help society with coexistence, for example, the steam locomotive and the cotton gin were invented, and in terms about music, it started what is called the Neoclassicism.