May 31, 2020
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Classical Music Timeline - Stef
A timeline of the events happening throughout the different periods of Classical music (Baroque, Classic, Romantic and 20th Century).
⟶ Updated 9 Oct 2017 ⟶
List of edits
12 May 2018
HITLER'S RISE TO POWER
Francisco Goya completes 'Yard with Lunatics'
August Wilhelm von Schlegel's lecture spread Romantic ideas.
J.M.W Turner completes 'Hannibal Crossing the Apls'
The Grimm brothers publish their first collection of fairy tales.
Mary Shelley publishes Frankenstein anonymously.
John Keats publishes his third volume of poetry.
Percy Bysshe Shelley publishes Prometheus Unbound.
Beethoven completes his 9th Symphony.
Edgar Allan Poe publishes The Raven and Other Poems.
Frédéric Chopin completes his last polonaise.
Emily Brontë publishes Wuthering Heights.
La traviata is first performed in Venice.
First Railway Opened
Chopin composes Nocturne Op. 9
Queen Victoria ascends to the throne.
Oliver Twist published
Second Industrial Revolution
Clarinet with keys invented
Wagner composes Ride of the Valkyries
Darwin published the Origin of the Species
Abraham Lincoln assassinated
Alice In Wonderland published
Royal Albert Hall opened
Bizet composes Carmen
Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb
Statue of Liberty built
Eiffel Tower built
London underground first electric system
Tchaikovsky composed The Nutcracker
French Horn invented
First refrigerator invented
British Empire in India established
James Watt invented the Steam Train
First Industrial Revolution
Slavery made illegal in Britain
American revolutionary war
American Declaration of Independence
Mozart composes Eine Keine Nacht Musik
First copy of the London Times is published
George Washington elected President of United States
Edward Jenner invents vaccination by curing smallpox
Rosetta Stone discovered in Egypt
Beethoven composes 5th Symphony
Battle of Trafalgar —Nelson defeats Napoleon
Beethoven composes Fur Elise
Jane Austen publishes Pride and Prejudice
English East India Company established
Queen Elizabeth I dies
First Newspaper invented
Guy Fawkes and the Gun Powder Plot
Galileo proves the planets go around the sun
Taj Mahal is built
Start of the Slave Trade
Great Fire of London
Newton publishes gravitational theory
Buckingham Palace completed
First commercial steam pump used in Britain
United Kingdom of Great Britain established
Handel composes the Water Music for King George’s coronation
Stradivari’s “Golden Period” making his famous violins
Modern Piano invented
Vivaldi composes the Four Seasons
Bach composes Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Rule Britania! Written by James Thomson
Handel composes the Messiah
Queen Victoria dies
Elgar composes Land of Hope and Glory
Scott of the Antarctic
World War 1 begins
Amelia Earhart flies solo across the Atlantic
World War II begins
Elvis’ first UK no.1—All Shook Up
Martin Luther King Jr – I Have a Dream
Beatles first no.1
Apollo 11 moon landings
Kool Herc invents turntable mixing & Hip Hop
John Lennon shot in New York
Roland 808 drum machine invented
Margaret Thatcher becomes first female PM
World Wide Web invented by Tim Berners-Lee
'Smells Like Teen Spirit' released
Nelson Mandela becomes president of South Africa
Second Iraq War
First Apple iMac
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