Baroque (1600-1750)

Events

Beginning of the Thirty Years' War

1618

Pilgrims landed at Plymouth

1620

Boston founded

1630

First public opera house opened in Venice

1637

Publication of the "Bay Psalm Book"

1640

Reign of Louis XIV

1661 - 1715

First public German opera house opens in Hamburg

1678

Sauveur measures sound vibrations

1700

Cristofori builds the first pianoforte

1709

Austrian Composers and Musicians

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

1644 - 1704

Johann Joseph Fux

1660 - 1741

Dutch Composers and Musicians

Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck

1562 - 1621

English Composers and Musicians

Henry Lawes

1596 - 1662

Matthew Locke

1630 - 1677

Pelham Humfrey

1647 - 1674

John Blow

1648 - 1708

Henry Purcell

1659 - 1695

French Composers and Musicians

Jacques Champion Chambonnieres

1610 - 1672

Louis Couperin

1626 - 1661

Jean-Henri d'Angelbert

1628 - 1691

Robert Cambert

1628 - 1677

Jean-Baptiste Lully

1632 - 1687

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

1634 - 1704

Michel-Richard Delalande

1657 - 1726

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre

1666 - 1729

Francois Couperin

1668 - 1733

Jean-Philippe Rameau

1683 - 1764

Jean-Marie Leclair

1697 - 1764

German Composers and Musicians

Michael Praetorius

1571 - 1621

Melchior Franck

1579 - 1639

Heinrich Schutz

1585 - 1672

Johann Hermann Schein

1586 - 1630

Samuel Scheidt

1587 - 1654

Franz Tunder

1614 - 1667

Johann Jakob Froberger

1616 - 1667

Johann Kaspar Kerll

1627 - 1693

Dietrich Buxtehude

1637 - 1707

Johann Christoph Bach

1642 - 1693

Johann Krieger

1651 - 1735

Johann Pachelbel

1653 - 1706

Georg Muffat

1653 - 1704

Philipp Heinrich Erlebach

1657 - 1714

Johann Kuhnau

1660 - 1722

Georg Bohm

1661 - 1733

Reinhard Keiser

1674 - 1739

Georg Philipp Telemann

1681 - 1767

Christoph Graupner

1683 - 1760

Johann Gottfried Walther

1684 - 1748

George Frideric Handel

1685 - 1759

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1750

Johann Friedrich Fasch

1688 - 1758

Johann Adolph Hasse

1699 - 1783

Italian Composers and Musicians

Giulio Caccini

1550 - 1618

Emilio del Cavalieri

1550 - 1602

Giovanni Gabrieli

1557 - 1612

Jacopo Peri

1561 - 1633

Claudio Monteverdi

1567 - 1643

Adriano Banchieri

1568 - 1634

Salomone Rossi

1570 - 1630

Sigismondo d'India

1582 - 1629

Girolamo Frescobaldi

1583 - 1643

Francesca Caccini

1587 - 1640

Stefano Landi

1590 - 1639

Domenico Mazzochi

1592 - 1665

Biagio Marini

1597 - 1665

Pier Francesco Cavalli

1602 - 1676

Francesco Cavalli

1602 - 1676

Giacomo Carissimi

1605 - 1674

Barbara Strozzi

1619 - 1664

Marc' Antonio Cesti

1623 - 1669

Antonio Cesti

1623 - 1669

Giovanni Legrenzi

1626 - 1690

Giovanni Battista Vitali

1632 - 1692

Antonio Draghi

1635 - 1700

Antonius Stradavarius

1644 - 1737

Alessandro Stradella

1644 - 1682

Arcangelo Corelli

1653 - 1713

Agostino Steffani

1654 - 1728

Giuseppe Torelli

1658 - 1709

Alessandro Scarlatti

1660 - 1725

Antonio Lotti

1667 - 1740

Giovanni Bononcini

1670 - 1747

Tomaso Albinoni

1671 - 1750

Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco

1675 - 1742

Antonio Vivaldi

1678 - 1741

Francisco Durante

1684 - 1755

Domenico Scarlatti

1685 - 1757

Benedetto Marcello

1686 - 1739

Nicola Porpora

1686 - 1768

Francesco Geminiani

1687 - 1762

Francesco Maria Veracini

1690 - 1768

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

1710 - 1736

Mexican Composers and Musicians

Manuel de Zumaya

1678 - 1755

Ignacio de Jerusalem

1710 - 1769

Peruvian Composers and Musicians

Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco

1644 - 1728

Jose de Orejon y Aparicio

1705 - 1765

Prominent Historical Figures

Miguel de Cervantes

1547 - 1616

Galileo Galilei

1564 - 1642

William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

Peter Paul Rubens

1577 - 1640

Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini

1598 - 1680

Rembrandt van Rijn

1606 - 1669

John Milton

1608 - 1674

Guarneri family

1624 - 1744

Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia

1689 - 1725