Classical Era

Classical Era

Excavations at Herculaneum

1737

Excavations at Pompeii

1748

Classical Era

1750 - 1820

Publication of French Encyclopedia Begins

1751

Seven Years' War

1756 - 1763

Haydn, String Quartets, Op.1

1757

Haydn, Symphony no. 1 in D major

1759

Voltaire, Candice

1759

Rousseau, The Social Contract

1762

Mozart, Symphony No. 1 in Eb major K. 16

1764

Watt invents steam engine

1769

Haydn, Symphony No. 45 in F# Minor (Farewell)

1772

Louis XVI reign s in France

1774 - 1792

Fragonard, The Swing

1776

America Declaration of Independence

1776

Joseph II reign in Austria

1780 - 1790

Mozart, Don Giovanni and Eine kleine Nachtmusik

1787

David, The Death of Socrates

1787

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

1788

French Revolution begins

1789

Haydn, Symphony no. 94 "Surprise"

1791

Haydn, Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major

1796

Beethoven, Picino Sonata in C Mino, Op. 13 (Pathetique)

1798

Napoleon becomes fisrt consul of France

1799

David, Napoleon at St. Bernard

1800

Napoleonic Wars

1803 - 1815

Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor

1808

Goethe, Faust

1808

Austen, Pride and Prejudice

1813

Goya, Third Day of May, 1808

1814

Congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815

Scott, Ivanhoe

1819

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Choral)

1824