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The baroque period

  • The beginning of the baroque period

    The beginning of the baroque period
    The Baroque period began in Italy, driven by the Catholic hierarchy, which saw art as an excellent weapon to curb the Protestant Reformation, after the Council of Trent (1545-1563) had definitively laid the foundations for the restoration of Catholicism.
  • The death of Elizabeth-I

    The death of Elizabeth-I
    Elizabeth I died at Richmond Palace, after a short illness, in the early hours of 24 March 1603, aged 69
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    The thirty years war

    The Thirty Years' War[l] was one of the longest and most destructive conflicts in European history, lasting from 1618 to 1648. Fought primarily in Central Europe, an estimated 4.5 to 8 million soldiers and civilians died as a result of battle, famine, and disease, while some areas of what is now modern Germany experienced population declines of over historians generally viewed it as a continuation of the religious struggle initiated by the 16th-century Reformation within the Holy Roman Empire
  • Galileo Galilei’s Death

    Galileo Galilei’s Death
    On the 8th of January, 1642 that the world lost a true genius. Philosopher, astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, Galileo Galilei died at the age of 77 in Arcetri, Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Italy.
  • L'incoronazione di Poppea

    L'incoronazione di Poppea
    L'incoronazione di Poppea is an opera seria in three acts with music by Claudio Monteverdi and libretto in Italian by Giovanni Francesco Busenello. It was released in 1642 at the San Giovanni e Paolo theatre.
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    Henry Purcell birth & death

    Henry Purcell was an English Baroque composer. Considered one of the greatest composers of all time, he incorporated French and Italian elements into his music, creating an English style of Baroque music.
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    Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts

    Between the months of June to September 1692, at least 19 men and women were labelled for witchcraft and were hauled for hanging near Salem village.
  • The end of the baroque period

    The end of the baroque period
    For many scholars, the end of the Baroque period is established with the death of the composer Johan Sebastian Bach.