Exam I Timeline

Events

Middle Ages

500 - 1450

Guido D'Arezzo

991 - 1033

He was an Italian composer who worked during the Middle Ages.

Final split between Eastern and Western Christianity

1054

Start of First Crusade (Jerusalem taken 1099)

1096

Léonin

1143 - 1201

He was a French composer who worked during the Middle Ages.

Genghis Khan is born

1155

Pérotin

1160 - 1230

He was a French composer who worked during the Middle Ages.

Thomas Becket murdered at Canterbury

1170

Fourth Crusade attacks, takes Constantinople

1204

Magna Carta sealed by King John

1215

Marco Polo travels to China

1271

Guillaume de Machaut

1300 - 1377

He was a composer from France who worked during the late Middle Ages.

Black Death kills third of English population

1349

Ming Dynasty established in China

1368

Renaissance Era

1400 - 1600

Portuguese navigators begin slave trade

1441

Josquin Despréz

1450 - 1521

He was a French composer who worked during the Renaissance.

Gutenberg Bible printed using moveable type

1453

Columbus discovers America

1492

Vasco da Gama discovers a sea route to India

1497

Jacques Arcadelt

1507 - 1568

He was a French composer who worked during the Renaissance.

Henry VIII becomes King of England

1509

Luther completes translation of the New Testament into German

1522

Giovanni Palestrina

1525 - 1594

He was an Italian composer who worked during the Renaissance.

Claudio Monteverdi

1567 - 1643

He was an Italian composer who worked during the early Baroque Era.

Spanish Armada destroyed in the English Channel

1588

Baroque Era

1600 - 1750

First permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown

1607

Taj Mahal completed in Agra, India

1648

Henry Purcell

1659 - 1695

He was an English composer who worked during the Baroque Era.

Antonio Vivaldi

1678 - 1741

He was an Italian composer who worked during the Baroque Era.

Giuseppe Scarlatti

1685 - 1757

He was an Italian composer who worked during the Baroque Era.

Johann Bach

1685 - 1750

He was a German composer who worked during the Baroque Era.

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759)

1685 - 1759

He was a German composer who worked during the Baroque Era.

Franz Joseph Haydn

1732 - 1809

He was an Austrian composer who worked in the Classical Era.

Classical Era

1750 - 1820

Johannes Mozart

1756 - 1791

He was an Austrian composer who worked during the Classical Era.

Ludwig van Beethoven

1770 - 1827

He was a German composer who worked during the Classical Era.

Encyclopedia Britannica published

1771

Britain recognizes U.S. independence at the Peace of Versailles

1783