16th century
The 16th century begins with the Julian year 1501 and ends with either the Julian or the Gregorian year 1600 (depending on the reckoning used; the Gregorian calendar introduced a lapse of 10 days in O...
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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.
Mona Lisa: Italian scientists 'close' to discovering identity of Leonardo da Vinci model
Scientists are awaiting results from carbon tests on three female bodies exhumed from a convent in Florence, central Italy, back in 2011. Lead scientist Silvano Vinceti from Italy's National Committee...
9 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo
On the 540th anniversary of his birth, learn nine surprising facts about the artist often called “the Divine One.”
What 'Cosmos' Got Wrong About Giordano Bruno, the Heretic Scientist
He was hailed as a bonafide science martyr in last night's Cosmos premiere. Not so fast, Tyson.
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...
Tudor period - Tudor times
This is the best serial I've ever seen about Henry VIII: the BBC The six wives of Henry VIII starring Keith Michell.
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...
Scientific revolution
After thousands of years of attributing all cause and effect to magic scientists decide to try a different method.
Age of Discovery
Artwork and map animation help illustrate the exciting voyages of Prince Henry the Navigator, Díaz, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Ponce de León, Balboa,...
Artists of the Tudor court
The artists of the Tudor court are the painters and limners engaged by the monarchs of England's Tudor dynasty and their courtiers between 1485 and 1603, from the reign of Henry VII to the death of El...
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Renaissance painting
Renaissance art is the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of that period of European history known as the Renaissance, emerging as a distinct style in Italy in about 1400, in parallel with develo...
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Italian Renaissance painting
Italian Renaissance painting is the painting of the period beginning in the late 13th century and flourishing from the early 15th to late 16th centuries, occurring in the Italian peninsula, which was ...
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Renaissance sculpture
Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modellin...
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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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The Renaissance (/rɨˈneɪsəns/, /ˈrɛnɨsɑːns/) is a period from the 14th to the 17th century, considered the bridge between the Middle Ages and Modern history. It started as a cultural movement in Italy...
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16th century in literature

Elizabethan literature
Elizabethan literature refers to bodies of work produced during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603), and is considered to be one of the most splendid ages of English literature.One of the most ...
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Renaissance literature
Renaissance literature refers to European literature which was influenced by the intellectual and cultural tendencies associated with the Renaissance. The literature of the Renaissance was written wit...
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Early Modern literature
The history of literature of the Early Modern period (16th, 17th and partly 18th century literature). Early Modern literature succeeds Medieval literature, and in Europe in particular Renaissance lite...
Dutch Renaissance and Golden Age literature
Dutch Renaissance and Golden Age literature is the literature written in the Dutch language in the Low Countries from around 1550 to around 1700. This period saw great political and religious changes ...
Dutch Renaissance and Golden Age literature - Wikipedia
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...
Scientific revolution - Wikipedia
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.