Timeline Chronological History of French Chanson

Social, Political, and Artistic Events

Reign of Maria Theresa of Austria

1740 - 1780

Reign of Frederick II of Prussia

1740 - 1786

Montesquieu's "Spirit of Laws"

1748 - 1749

French "Encyclopédie"

1751 - 1772

Seven Years' War

1756 - 1763

Rousseau's "Social Contract"

1761

"Stimmen der Völker in Liedern

1778 - 1779

Reign of Joseph II of Austria

1780 - 1790

French Revolution

1789

Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

1792 - 1815

Shakespeare's plays translated into German

1797 - 1833

"Athenäum"

1798 - 1800

Napoleon's First Consulate

1799 - 1804

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Naopleon's Empire

1804 - 1814

"Des Knaben Wunderhorn"

1805 - 1808

End of the Holy Roman Empire

1806

Confederation of the Rhine

1806

Grimm's Fairy Tales

1812

German War of Liberation

1813 - 1814

Congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815

Carlsbad Decrees

1819

Unrest in German Principalities

1830

Revolution in France

1830

Communist Manifesto

1848

Revolutions in German States

1848

Darwin's "Origin of the Species"

1859

Unification of Germany

1866 - 1871

Franco-Prussian War

1870

Reign of William II of Germany

1888 - 1918

Jack the Ripper Murders Occured

1888

Kojong Korean Empire

1897 - 1910

Le Exposition Universelle

1900

Freud's "Interpretation of Dreams

1900

The Great San Francisco Earthquake

1906

Republic of China Founded

1912

World War I

1914 - 1919

Treaty of Versailles

1919

Stock Market Crash/Depression

1929 - 1939

World War II

1939 - 1945

Vocal Lit Song Composers

John Dowland

1563 - 1626

Henry Purcell

1659 - 1695

Hector Berlioz

1803 - 1869

Franz Liszt

1811 - 1886

Charles Gounod

1818 - 1893

César Franck

1822 - 1890

Camille Saint-Saëns

1835 - 1921

Georges Bizet

1838 - 1875

Emmanuel Chabrier

1841 - 1894

Jules Massenet

1842 - 1912

Gabriel Urbain Faure

1845 - 1924

Henri Duparc

1848 - 1933

Ernest Chausson

1855 - 1899

Achille-Claude Debussy

1862 - 1918

Alfred Roussel

1869 - 1937

Ralph Vaughan Williams

1872 - 1958

Reynaldo Hahn

1874 - 1947

Charles Ives

1874 - 1954

Maurice Ravel

1875 - 1937

Roger Quilter

1877 - 1953

Frank Bridge

1879 - 1941

Charles Griffes

1884 - 1920

Peter Warlock

1884 - 1930

George Butterworth

1885 - 1916

Jerome Kern

1885 - 1945

Erik Satie

1886 - 1925

Jacques Ibert

1890 - 1962

Ivor Gurney

1890 - 1937

Cole Porter

1891 - 1964

Darius Milhaud

1892 - 1974

Irving Berlin

1898 - 1974

Francis Poulenc

1899 - 1963

John Duke

1899 - 1984

Aaron Copland

1900 - 1990

Gerald Finzi

1901 - 1956

William Walton

1902 - 1983

Richard Rodgers

1902 - 1979

Samuel Barber

1910 - 1981

Frank Loesser

1910 - 1969

Benjamin Britten

1913 - 1976

Leonard Bernstein

1918 - 1990

Ned Rorem

1923 - 2015

Dominick Argento

1927 - 2015

Stephen Sondheim

1930 - 2015

Richard Hundley

1931 - 2015

John Carter

1932 - 1991

Libby Larsen

1950 - 2015

John Musto

1954 - 2015

John Greer

1954 - 2015