Music History Timeline

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Edict of Milan legalized Christianity

313 A.D.

Fall of Rome

476 A.D.

Gregorian Chant

600 A.D.

Guido of Arezzo

991 A.D.

Renaissance starts

1400 A.D.

Josquin de Prez was born

1450

Johannes Gutenburg printing press

1452

Columbus sailed the ocean blue

1492

Martin Luther nails the 95 Theses to the church door

1517

Baroque Era Begins

1650

Johann Sebastian Bach is born

1675

George Handel was born

1685

Classical Era begins

1730

Hadyn born

1732

Handel writes The Messiah

1741

Baroque Era ends/Classical Era starts

1750

Mozart is born

1756

George Handel dies

1759

Declaration of Independence

1776

Hector Berlioz born

1803

Napolean crowned emporer of France

1804

Chopin is born

1810

War of 1812

1812

Romantic Era begins

1815

Classical Era ends

1820

Brahms is born

1833

telegraph invented

1837

Monet is born

1840

Carl Marx writes the Communist Manifestso

1848

Civil War Starts

1861

Debussy is born

1862

Civil War Ends

1865

Schoenberg is born

1874

Webern is born

1883

Berg is born

1885

Prokofiev is born

1891

Copeland is born

1900

World War I starts

1914

World War I ends

1919

Edgar Meyer is born

1960

Samuel Barber is born

1981