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(1907), a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman ...

Lepanto, battle of

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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...battle of , A naval battle fought in the Ionian Sea near the Gulf of Corinth on 7 October 1571 , when 200 galleys and eight galleasses of the Holy League commanded by Don Juan de Austria defeated 273 light Ottoman galleys; the forces of the Holy League captured 117 galleys (and sank many more) and freed some 12,000 Christian galley slaves. Casualties were extremely high on both sides (20,000 Ottomans and 8,000 Europeans). The victory was heralded all over Europe as the defeat of the Islamic Ottomans by the united forces of Christendom, but a...

German architecture

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...Italy. The most important surviving German Renaissance buildings are the town halls of Leipzig ( 1556 ), Altenburg ( 1562–4 ), Lemgo ( 1565–1612 ), Rothenburg ob der Tauber ( 1573–8 ), and Augsburg ( 1615–20 , by Elias Holl ), the Plassenburg in Kulmbach (rebuilt in 1559 ), the eastern façade of the Gewandhaus (Linen Hall) in Brunswick ( 1592 ), the Pellerhaus in Nuremberg ( 1602–7 , reduced to a shell during the Second World War and since rebuilt); the greatest of the lost buildings was the Neues Lusthaus in Stuttgart ( 1584–93 ) by George Beer ( d. 1600 )...

Sweden

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...IV of Russia. The Riksdag decreed the monarchy to be hereditary rather than elective, and so Gustavus was succeeded by his son Eric XIV , whose short reign ( 1560–8 ) was dominated by wars with Denmark ( 1563–70 ) and Poland. In 1568 Eric was deposed by his half-brother John III , who reigned from 1569 to 1592 . The first decade of John's reign was dominated by war with Russia ( 1571–7 ) over the possession of Estonia and Livonia . Decades of confrontation with Ivan IV of Russia finally ended with the truce signed at Plyussa (Russia) on 5 August...

Revolt of the Netherlands

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... England entered the conflict when Queen Elizabeth, fearing that the fall of Antwerp could portend a Spanish victory, agreed in the Treaty of Nonsuch to dispatch to the aid of the Protestants an expeditionary force of 7,000 troops under the command of the earl of Leicester. The English army landed at Vlissingen (English exonym Flushing) on 10/20 December 1585 , and the following month Leicester accepted the governor-generalship of the United Provinces. He was, however, helpless in the face of Farnese's advance. Farnese captured Grave and Venloo ( June 1586 )...

18th century

18th century: c. 1700 - 1800  

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...elector of Hanover, as George I George I (1660–1727) World Encyclopedia 1 Britain 1500-1750 Politics Dynasties and royalty Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles British monarchs - from 1066 Europe Rulers and politicians Britain 1714 1714 The British government offers a massive £20,000 prize for a chronometer capable of keeping accurate time at sea chronometer noun Oxford Dictionary of English 3 Britain 1500-1750 Technology Inventions and discoveries Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1714 1714 In his Monadology Leibniz describes a...

17th century

17th century: c. 1600 - 1700  

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...the power of a vacuum Guericke, Otto von (1602–1686) A Dictionary of Scientists 1 Science Physics Technology Germany c. 1655 1655 The painter Pieter de Hooch is a friendly guide through the welcoming spaces of the seventeenth-century Dutch courtyard and home Hooch, Pieter de (20 Dec. 1629) The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists 4 Arts Painting Flemish and Dutch painting Europe Netherlands c. 1655 1655 Diego Velazquez paints his only surviving female nude, The Toilet of Venus (known as the Rokeby Venus) Velázquez, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y (1599–1660)...

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