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date: 01 May
Opening of the Great Exhibition  -   May 1st 1851   Many have credited Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, solely with the idea and plans for this wonderful event. However the idea and driver was a man called Henry Cole, the man also credited...
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  • 19th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
date: 05 Dec
December 5th 1791  -  When Mozart died he had composed over 600 pieces of music. This includes 41 symphonies, 27 piano concerti, 5 violin concerti, 27 concert arias, 23 string quartets, 18 masses and 22 operas. Listening to all his music, that has...
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  • 18th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Music
  • This week in history
date: 01 Nov
1st November 1512  -  Pope Julius II celebrated his first mass in the Sistine Chapel for four years on All Saints’ Day 1512 due to, what might be called in modern parlance, a “makeover”. The scaffolding was down and the ceiling was exposed for all...
tags:
  • 16th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Classical Art
  • Religion
  • This week in history
date: 14 Sep
14th September 1321  -  “Dante and Shakespeare divide the world between them, there is no third.” So said T.S. Eliot. Dante is undoubtedly one of the finest writers that ever walked the earth but it is the afterlife for which he is better known. His...
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  • 14th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Biography
  • This week in history
date: 10 Aug
10th August 1793  -  The Musée Central des Arts opened its doors for the first time on 10th August 1793. Admission was free and the collection it contained, around 500 paintings, was taken mostly from French royal and aristocratic families. Located...
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  • 18th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • This week in history
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