Melodie - Western Cultural History Timeline

Art Styles/ Periods

Middle Ages

500 - 1500

Renaissance

1400 - 1600

Baroque

1600 - 1750

Neoclassicism

1700 - 1800

Romanticism

1800 - 1850

Realism

1850 - 1900

Impressionism

1865 - 1885

Post-impressionism

1886 - 1905

Modern Art

1945 AD - Present

Artists

Berlinghiero

1188

Jan van Eyck

1390 - 1441

Michelangelo

1475 - 1564

Rembrandt

1606 - 1669

Johannes Vermeer

1632 - 1675

Charles Peale

1741 - 1827

Thomas Cole

1801 - 1848

Jean-Francois Millet

1814 - 1875

Winslow Homer

1836 - 1910

Claude Monet

1840 - 1926

Vincent van Gogh

1853 - 1890

Pablo Picasso

1881 - 1973

Jackson Pollock

1912 - 1956

Historical Events

Buddhism spreads to China

100

Justinian partly restores Western Roman Empire

533 a.d. - 562 a.d.

Birth of Islam

610

Iconoclasm

726 - 843

Viking Raids

750 - 1000

Crusades

1095 - 1291

Hundred Years War

1337 - 1453

Gutenberg printing press

1455

Columbus lands in New World

1492

Martin Luther Starts Reformation

1517

Magellan Circumnavigates the Globe

1519 - 1522

Copernicus proves the earth revolves around the sun

1543

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

thirty years war

1618 - 1625

Enlightenment

1700 - 1800

Industrial Revolution

1750 - 1850

American Revolution

1775 - 1783

French Revolution

1789 - 1815

Franco-Prussian War

1870 - 1871

Unification of Germany

1871

Boxer rebellion

1900

World War I

1914 - 1918

Russian Revolution

1917

The great Depression

1929 - 1942

World War II

1939 - 1945

atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

1945

Communism collapses in Eastern Europe and U.S.S.R.

1989 - 1991

Music Styles/ Periods

The Baroque Era

1600 - 1760

Classical Period

1750 - 1825

Romantic Period

1820 - 1910

Modern Period

1880 - 1940

Composers

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1750

George Frideric Handel

1685 - 1759

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1756 - 1791

Ludwig van Beethoven

1770 - 1827

Johannes Brahms

1833 - 1897

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1840 - 1893

Antonín Dvořák

1841 - 1904

Claude Debussy

1862 - 1918

Igor Stravinsky

1882 - 1971