Classical Era

Composers

Haydn

1732 - 1809

Mozart

1756 - 1791

Beethoven

1770 - 1827

Music

Haydn, String Quartets, Op.1

1757

Haydn, Symphony No. 1 in D Major

1759

Mozart, Symphony No.1 in D Major

1764

Haydn, Symphony No, 45 in f sharp minor (farewell)

1772

Mozart, Don Giovanni and Eine kleine Nachtmusic

1787

Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in g minor K.550

1788

Haydn, Symphony No. 94 (Surprise)

1791

Haydn, Trumpet Concerto in E flat Major

1796

Beethoven, Piano sonata in c minor, op. 13 (pathetique)

1798

Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in c minor

1808

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d minor (choral)

1824

Arts and Letters

Publication of the French encyclopedia

1751

Candide by Voltaire

1759

The Social Contract by Rousseau

1762

Fragonard, The Swing

1776

"Death of Socrates" by David

1787

David, Napoleon at St. Bernard

1800

Goethe, Faust

1808

Austen, Pride and Prejudice

1813

Goya, The Third of May,1808

1814

Scott, Ivanhoe

1819

Historical and Cultural Events

Seven Years' War

1756 - 1763

Watt invents the Steam Enine

1769

Louis XVI Reigns in France

1774 - 1792

American Declaration of Independence

1776

Joseph II reins in Austria

1780 - 1790

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Napoleon becomes first consul of France

1799

Napoleonic Wars

1803 - 1815

Congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815