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Life in the 1700s

1700s Music

Famous composers in the 1700s were Johann Sebastian Bach, George Fridiric Handel, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. All three of them composed music that was considered baroque. Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany. Some of his famous works were "Overture", "Mass in B Minor", and "The Well Tempered Clavier". George Fridiric Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Halle, Germany. His most famous work is "Messiah". Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Germany. Mozart's most famous works are "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" and "Le Nozza di Figaro"

1700s Art

The two types of art in the 1700s were Baroque and Rococo. Baroque came first and was a style that was very dramatic, and the works often showed movement. Some of the most famous pieces of works were "The Conversion of Saint Paul" by Caravaggio, and "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt. Rococo was made based on Baroque, but focused more on graceful light. The most famous Rococo works of art are "The Embarkation for Cythera" by Jean-Antoine Watteau, and "Hercules and Omphale" by Francois Lemoyne.

Peasant Life

Peasants men worked on the farm, and women sometimes helped, but mostly did chores around the house. To eat peasants mostly had grains. To drink they had ale. They got their proteins from beans, because meats were rare for them. They also ate vegetables when they farmed them. For fun they played games.

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