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Late Eighteenth-Century Chronology (1740–1799)

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History:



1746: Battle of Culloden


1751: Diderot, Encyclopédie, Vol. I
1755: Johnson, Dictionary
1759: Voltaire, Candide



1766: Drottningholm Court Theatre






1776: American Declaration of Independence


1783: First manned flight, in a hot-air balloon 1788: Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

1740: Frederick II (the Great) Elector of Prussia, King of Poland







1752: Benjamin Franklin & lightning / electricity



1759: British capture Quebec







1770: Capt. Cook in Botany Bay, Australia

1775: Battle of Bunker Hill


1781: British army surrenders at Yorktown

1740: Maria Theresa becomes empress of Austria.            1774: Louis XVI becomes King of France.

War of the Austrian Succession


1748: Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle




Seven Years' War
1760: British capture Montreal 1763: Treaties of Hubertsburg and Paris








American Revolution




1783: Treaty of Paris French Revolution.
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1775-1783   1789–1794

Music Events:                                   1773: Burney, The Present State...in Germany, the Netherlands, and United Provinces

1740: Grassineau, A Musical Dictionary                             1768: J.-J. Rousseau, Dictionnaire de musique 1771: Burney, The Present State of Music in France and Italy   1776: Burney, History I
Hawkins, History
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Composers:
      1665-1746 J.K.F. Fischer Fischer d. 1646
      1666-1747 Jean-Féry Rebel Rebel d. 1647
      1671-1751 Tomaso Albinoni Albinoni d. 1751
      1679-1745 Jan Dismas Zelenka Zelenka d. 1745
      1681-1764 Johann Mattheson Mattheson d. 1764
      1681-1767 Georg Philippe Telemann Telemann d. 1767
      1683-1764 Jean-Philippe Rameau Rameau d. 1764]
      1684-1748 Johann Gottfried Walther [J.G. Walther d. 1748]
      1685-1750 Johann Sebastian Bach J.S. Bach d. 1750
      1685-1757 Domenico Scarlatti D. Scarlatti d. 1757
      1685-1759 Georg Friedrich Händel Händel d. 1759
      1686-1750 Sylvius Leopold Weiss Weiss d. 1750
      1687-1762 Francesco Geminiani Geminiani d. 1762
      ca 1689-1755 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Boismortier d. 1755
      1692-1770 Giuseppe Tartini Tartini d. 1770
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      1695-1758 Johan Helmich Roman Roman d. 1758
      1695-1764 Pietro Antonio Locatelli Locatelli d. 1764
      1697-1764 Jean-Marie Leclair Leclair d. 1764
      1697-1773 Johann Joachim Quantz Quantz d. 1773
      1699-1783 Johann Adolph Hasse Hasse d. 1783
      1701-1775 Giovanni Battista Sammartini Sammartini d. 1775
      1702/3-1771 Johann Gottlieb Graun J.G. Graun d. 1771
      1703/4-1759 Carl Heinrich Graun C.H. Graun d. 1759
      1706-1785 Baldassare Galuppi Galuppi d. 1785
      1707-1791 Pietro Domenico Paradisi Paradisi d. 1791
      1708-1776 Johann Adolph Scheibe Scheibe d. 1776
      1709-1770 Charles Avison Avison d. 1770
      1709-1795 Michel Corrette Corrette d. 1795
      1710-1778 Thomas Augustine Arne Arne d. 1778
      1710-1784 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach W.F. Bach d. 1784
      1710-1779 William Boyce Boyce d. 1779
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      1714–1774 Niccolò Jommelli Jommelli d. 1774
      1714-1787 Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck Gluck d. 1787
      1714-1788 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach C.P.E. Bach d. 1788
      1717-1757 J.W.A. Stamitz J.W.A. Stamitz d. 1757
      1719-1787 Leopold Mozart L. Mozart d. 1787
      1723-1787 Carl Friedrich Abel Abel d. 1787
      1728-1800 Nicola Piccini  
      1729-1783 Antonio Soler Soler d. 1783
      1731-1799 František Xaver Dušek
      1732-1809 Franz Joseph Haydn    
      1732-1795 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach J.C.F. Bach d. 1795
      1733-1800 Johann Christian Fischer  
      1734-1829 François-Joseph Gossec    
      1735-1782 Johann Christian Bach J.C. Bach d. 1782
      1736-1809 Johann Georg Albrectsberger    
      1739-1799 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
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1741-1813 André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry    

1743-1805 Luigi Boccherini    

1745-1801 Carl Stamitz   

1745-1814 Charles Dibdin    

1748-1798 Christian Gottlob Neefe Neefe d. 1798  

1749-1801 Domenico Cimarosa   

1750-1792 Antonio Rosetti Rosetti d. 1792

1750-1825 Antonio Salieri    

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1752-1832 Muzio Clementi    

1752-1814 Johann Friedrich Reichardt    

1754-1812 Franz Anton Hoffmeister    
[Viotti] 1755-1824 Giovanni Battista Viotti    
[W.A. Mozart] 1756-1791 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart W.A. Mozart d. 1791
[Pleyel] 1757-1831 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel    
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[Dussek] 1760-1812 Jan Ladislav Dussek    
[Albeniz] 1760-1831 Mateo Antonio Perez Albeniz    
[Cherubini] 1760-1842 Luigi Carlo Zanobi Salvadore Maria Cherubini    
[Süssmayr] 1766-1803 Franz Xaver Süssmayr    
[Beethoven] 1770-1827 Ludwig van Beethoven    
[Reicha] 1770-1836 Antonin Reicha    
[Hoffman] 1776-1822 Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffman    
[Hummel] 1778-1837 Johann Nepomuk Hummel    
[Giuliani] 1781-1829 Mauro Giuliani    
[Field] 1782-1837 John Field    
[Paganini] 1782-1840 Niccolò Paganini    
[Spohr] 1784-1859 Ludwig Spohr    
[Kuhlau] 1786-1832 Daniel Friedrich Rudolph Kuhlau    
[von Weber] 1786-1826 Carl Maria von Weber    
[Meyerbeer] 1791-1864 Giacomo Meyerbeer    
[Czerny] 1791-1857 Carl Czerny    
[Rossini] 1792-1868 Gioachino Antonio Rossini    
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