Chronology of French mélodie, Brittish and American Art Song

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Social, Political and Artistic Events

Reign of Frederick of Prussia

1740 - 1786

Reign of Maria Theresa of Austria

1740 - 1780

Montesquieu's Spirit of Laws

1748

French Encyclopedia

1751 - 1772

Seven Years' War

1756 - 1763

Rousseau's "Social Contract"

1761

Strimmen der Voelker in Liedern

1778 - 1779

Reign of Joseph II of Austria

1780 - 1790

French Revolution

1789

Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

1792 - 1815

Shakespeare's play translated into German

1797 - 1833

Napoleon's First Consulate

1799 - 1804

Naopleon's Empire

1804 - 1814

"Des Knaben Wunderhorn"

1805 - 1808

Confederation of the Rhine

1806

End of the Holy Roman Empire

1806

German War of Liberation

1813 - 1814

Congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815

Revolution in France

1830

Revolutions in German States, Austria and France

1848

Comunist Manifesto

1848

Unification of Germany

1866 - 1871

Franco-Prussian War

1870

Reign of William II of Germany

1888 - 1918

Freud's "Interpretation of Dreams"

1900

The Great Depression

1920 - 1941

Laika goes to space

1957

First man on the moon

1969

Chernobyl disaster

1986

Composers

Byrd

1543 - 1626

Dowland

1563 - 1626

Purcell

1659 - 1695

Gounod

1818 - 1893

Franck

1822 - 1890

Saient-Saens

1835 - 1921

Georges Bizet

1838 - 1875

Massenet

1842 - 1912

Faure

1845 - 1924

Duparc

1848 - 1933

chausson

1855 - 1899

Chaminade

1857 - 1944

Debussy

1862 - 1918

Satie

1866 - 1925

Vaughan Williams

1872 - 1983

Hahn

1874 - 1947

Ives

1874 - 1954

Ravel

1875 - 1937

Quilter

1877 - 1963

Bridge

1879 - 1941

Ireland

1879 - 1962

Butterworth

1885 - 1916

Clarke

1886 - 1979

Milhaud

1892 - 1974

Poulenc

1899 - 1963

Duke

1899 - 1984

Copland

1900 - 1990

Finzi

1901 - 1956

Gougherty

1902 - 1986

Messiaen

1908 - 1992

Barber

1910 - 1981

Britten

1913 - 1976

Argento

1927

Hundley

1931

Gordon

1956