17th century
The 17th century was the century that lasted from January 1, 1601, to December 31, 1700, in the Gregorian calendar.The 17th century falls into the Early Modern period of Europe and in that continent w...
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Muses, an Underwater Photography Series, Looks Like Baroque Art
Each striking photo looks like a 17th-century painting come to life.
Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Magellan Reaches The Pacific - Nov 28 1520
On this day in History, Magellan reaches the Pacific on Nov 28, 1520. After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan en...
The Fantastic Story of a Kidnapped Transylvanian Girl
Born Florence von Szasz in Transylvania she was kidnapped and raised in a harem in the Ottoman Empire, then put up for auction in 1859 where Sam Baker, a wealthy English adventurer and explorer, who h...
6 Explorers Who Disappeared — HISTORY Lists
For every Christopher Columbus or Vasco da Gama, there were other adventurers who were seemingly swallowed by the vastness of the oceans, jungles and deserts they tried to explore. Many of these vanis...
Caravaggio's lust, talent and power
At his feet lie symbols of ambition and creativity: armour, musical instruments, mathematical tools, a crown. Cupid's insolent nakedness and provocative smile declare casually that everything, in the ...
Sherpas, Fate and the Dangerous Business of Everest
For decades Sherpas have tempted fate on Mount Everest for their clients' goals and the survival of their families. Those risks came into stark focus on April 18, when a falling mass of ice killed 16 ...
Here Are NASA's Plans to Send a Submarine to Titan
If we're ever going to explore the only celestial body in our solar system with surface bodies of liquid, we're going to need a sea-worthy vehicle. Luckily, NASA is all over the niche space submarine ...
Antonio Vivaldi - Double cello concerto - Henri Demarquette / Claire-Lise Démettre - OCNE / Nicolas Krauze
Henri Demarquette et Claire-Lise Démettre interprètent le concerto pour deux violoncelles en sol mineur de Vivaldi. Orchestre de Chambre de la Nouvelle Europ...
Baroque music - Carl Heinrich Graun : Harpsichord Concerto in C Minor (Complete) - Rare Baroque Music
Wonderful treasure of german baroque music . Rare masterpiece for harpsichord and strings composed by Carl Heinrich Graun , opera composer. 1 ) Allegro 2)Lar...
Baroque music
1. Monteverdi - Orfeo 2. Lully - Le Burgeois Gentilhomme (Bouree) 3. Buxtehude - Prelude in G minor 4. Pachelbel - Canon in D 5. Corelli - Christmas Concerto...
Baroque painting
A collection of Baroque paintings music composed by: Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
Baroque sculpture
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (December 7, 1598 November 28, 1680) was a pre-eminent Baroque sculptor and architect of 17th Century Rome. His work is incredible. ...
English Restoration
The Restoration of the English monarchy began in 1660 when the English, Scottish and Irish monarchies were all restored under Charles II after the Interregnum that followed the Wars of the Three Kingd...
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Baroque music
Baroque music is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. This era followed the Renaissance, and was followed in turn by the Classical era. The word "baroque" comes from...
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Baroque painting
Baroque painting is the painting associated with the Baroque cultural movement. The movement is often identified with Absolutism, the Counter Reformation and Catholic Revival, but the existence of imp...
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Baroque sculpture
Baroque sculpture is the sculpture associated with the Baroque cultural movement. In Baroque sculpture, groups of figures assumed new importance, and there was a dynamic movement and energy of human f...
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Elizabethan era
The Elizabethan era was the epoch in English history of Queen Elizabeth I's reign (1558–1603). Historians often depict it as the golden age in English history. The symbol of Britannia was first used i...
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French literature of the 17th century
17th-century French literature was written throughout the Grand Siècle of France, spanning the reigns of Henry IV of France, the Regency of Marie de Medici, Louis XIII of France, the Regency of Anne o...
French literature of the 17th century - Wikipedia
Exploration
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploration occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. In human history, its most dramati...
Scientific revolution
The scientific revolution was the emergence of modern science during the early modern period, when developments in mathematics, physics, astronomy, biology (including human anatomy) and chemistry tran...
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Age of Reason
The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment, or Age of Reason) is an era from the 1650s to the 1780s in which cultural and intellectual forces in Western Europe emphasized reason, analysis, ...
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Niger expedition of 1841
The Niger expedition of 1841 was mounted by British missionary and activist groups in 1841-1842, using three British iron steam vessels to travel to Lokoja, at the confluence of the Niger River and Be...
Niger expedition of 1841 - Wikipedia
Barend Appelman
Barend or Bartholomeus Appelman (1628, The Hague – 1686, The Hague), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
According to Houbraken he was born in 's Gravenhage in 1640, and painted landscapes and v...
Muses, an Underwater Photography Series, Looks Like Baroque Art
Each striking photo looks like a 17th-century painting come to life.
Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Magellan Reaches The Pacific - Nov 28 1520
On this day in History, Magellan reaches the Pacific on Nov 28, 1520. After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan en...