Canaletto

(1697–1768) Giovanni Antonio Canal Works:   Santa Maria della Salute s.d. Oil on canvas, 47.6 x 79.4 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York   . Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) late 1720s Oil on canvas, 68.6 x 112.4…

1520

  Rulers: • Carlos I, King of Spain (1516-1556) • Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1519-1558) • Federico II Gonzaga, 5th Marquis of Mantua (1519-1530) • François I, King of France (1515-1547) • Henry VIII, King of England (1509-1547) • Henry VIII, Lord of Ireland (1509-1542) • Leo X (Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici), Pope (1513-1521) • Leonardo…

1483

  Rulers: • Lorenzo I de’ Medici, Signore di Firenze (1469-1492) Events: • Cappella Sistina consecrated in Vatican City. • Sant’Agostino in Campo Marzio completed in Rome. Births: • Raffaello (1483-1520) Deaths: • Emo, Giovanni (-1483) Art: • Bellini, Giovanni (c.1430-1516): Madonna con Bambino (1480-1485) • Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510): Giovane introdotto fra le Arti Liberali (1483-1485) • Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510): Madonna che…

1519

  Rulers: • Carlos I, King of Spain (1516-1556) • Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1519-1558) • Federico II Gonzaga, 5th Marquis of Mantua (1519-1530) • François I, King of France (1515-1547) • Henry VIII, King of England (1509-1547) • Henry VIII, Lord of Ireland (1509-1542) • Leo X (Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici), Pope (1513-1521) • Leonardo…

1452

  Rulers: • Cosimo de’ Medici, Signore di Firenze (1434-1464) Births: • Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Deaths: • Arnolfini, Giovanni di Nicolao (c.1400-after 1452)  

1564

  Rulers: • Cosimo I de’ Medici, Duke of Florence (1537-1569) • Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) • Felipe II, King of Spain (1556-1598) Events: • Jardin des Tuileries created in Paris. Births: • Brueghel, Pieter the Younger (1564-1638) • Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) Deaths: • Michelangelo (1475-1564) Art: • Bruegel…

1475

  Rulers: • Lorenzo I de’ Medici, Signore di Firenze (1469-1492) Events: • San Giovanni Grisostomo destroyed by fire in Venezia. Births: • Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici (1475-1521), Pope Leo X (1513-1521) • Michelangelo (1475-1564) Art: • Antonello da Messina (c. 1430-1479): Cristo morto sostenuto da un angelo (1475-1476) • Antonello…

Michelangelo

(1475–1564)   Works:   Madonna della Scala (Madonna of the Stairs) c.1490 Marble bas-relief, 56.7 x 40.1 cm Casa Buonarroti, Firenze     Battaglia dei centauri (Battle of the Centaurs) 1490–1492 Marble bas-relief, 84.5 x 88 cm Casa Buonarroti, Firenze…

1976

  Rulers: • Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States (1974-1977) Births: • Cumberbatch, Benedict (1976) • Macdonald, Kelly (1976) • Murphy, Cillian (1976) Deaths: • Aalto, Alvar (1898-1976) • Christie, Agatha (1890-1976) • Morelli, Rina (1908-1976) • Reed, Carol (1906-1976) • Visconti, Luchino (1906-1976) Film: • Family Plot (1976) • L’innocente (1976) • Murder…

Alvar Aalto

(1898–1976) Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto .  Works:   Stacking Armchair 1929 Birch and plywood, 68.6 x 50.8 x 53.3 cm Museum of Modern Art, New York     Cantilevered Stacking Side Chair 1930 Chrome-plated plywood, 79.4 x 54.9 x 63.5…

1680

  Deaths: • Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680) Works of Art: • Lairesse, Gérard de (1641-1711): Abraham receiving the three angels of the Lord (1680-1685) • Lairesse, Gérard de (1641-1711): Achilles Discovered among the Daughters of Lycomedes (c.1680) • Lairesse, Gérard de (1641-1711): Bacchus and Ariadne (c.1680) • Lairesse, Gérard…

1598

  Rulers: • Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) • Felipe II, King of Spain (1556-1598) • Felipe II, King of Portugal (1581-1598) • Henri III, King of Navarre (1572-1610) • Henri IV, King of France (1589-1610) Events: • Canonization of Isidoro de Sevilla, St. (c.556-636)…