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Biedermeier
The Biedermeier
Biedermeier
period refers to an era in Central Europe
Central Europe
between 1815 and 1848, during which the middle class grew in number and arts appealed to common sensibilities. It began with the time of the Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna
at the end of the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
and ended with the onset of the European Revolutions of 1848
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Chrzanów
Chrzanów
Chrzanów
[ˈxʂanuf] ( listen) is a town in southern Poland with 39,704 inhabitants as of 2006[update]. It is situated in the Lesser Poland
Poland
Voivodeship (since 1999) and is the capital of Chrzanów County.Contents1 History1.1 History to 1809 1.2 1809-1918 1.3 1918-1945 1.4 Since 19452 Main sights 3 Flag and coat of arms 4 Transport 5 Education 6 Sports 7 Notable people 8 International relations8.1 Twin towns — Sister cities9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] History to 1809[edit] It is impossible to establish a reliable date for the foundation of the town. A stronghold existed on the site, which was later raised to the rank of a castellany
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Eduard Mörike
Eduard Friedrich Mörike (8 September 1804 – 4 June 1875) was a German Romantic poet and writer of novellas and novels.Contents1 Biography 2 Works2.1 Musical settings3 Notes 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Mörike was born in Ludwigsburg. His father was Karl Friedrich Mörike (died 1817), a district medical councilor; his mother was Charlotte Bayer. After the death of his father, in 1817, he went to live with his uncle Eberhard Friedrich Georgii in Stuttgart, who intended his nephew to become a clergyman
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Denmark
Denmark
Denmark
(/ˈdɛnmɑːrk/ ( listen); Danish: Danmark, pronounced [ˈdanmɑɡ] ( listen)), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,[N 9] is a Nordic country and a sovereign state. The southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, it is south-west of Sweden
Sweden
and south of Norway,[N 10] and bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark
Denmark
also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark
Denmark
proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands,[N 2][10] with the largest being Zealand, Funen
Funen
and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate
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Belvedere Palace
Coordinates: 48°11′29″N 16°22′51″E / 48.191439°N 16.380787°E / 48.191439; 16.380787Upper BelvedereThe Belvedere is a historic building complex in Vienna, Austria, consisting of two Baroque
Baroque
palaces (the Upper and Lower Belvedere), the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the third district of the city, on the south-eastern edge of its centre. It houses the Belvedere museum. The grounds are set on a gentle gradient and include decorative tiered fountains and cascades, Baroque
Baroque
sculptures, and majestic wrought iron gates. The Baroque
Baroque
palace complex was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. The Belvedere was built during a period of extensive construction in Vienna, which at the time was both the imperial capital and home to the ruling Habsburg
Habsburg
dynasty
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Genre
Genre
Genre
(/ˈʒɒ̃rə, ˈʒɒn-, ˈdʒɒn-/; from French genre, meaning 'kind' or 'sort') is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time. Genre
Genre
is most popularly known as a category of literature, music, or other forms of art or entertainment, whether written or spoken, audio or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria, yet genres can be aesthetic, rhetorical, communicative, or functional. Genres form by conventions that change over time as cultures invent new genres and discontinue the use of old ones. Often, works fit into multiple genres by way of borrowing and recombining these conventions
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Jakob Alt
Jakob Alt
Jakob Alt
(27 September 1789 – 30 September 1872) was a German painter and lithographer.Contents1 Life 2 Gallery 3 See also 4 References 5 Sources 6 External linksLife[edit] Alt was born at Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main
in 1789, where he received his early artistic education. Later he moved to Vienna
Vienna
and entered the Academy. He soon became noted as a landscape painter and made various journeys throughout Austria and Italy, painting, as he went along, views in the neighborhood of the Danube
Danube
and in the city of Vienna.[1] In later life Alt painted a lot in watercolor; he was also a lithographer.[1] In 1830 the future Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria began a project to commission paintings of the most beautiful views in the Empire
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Karl Johan
Charles XIV and III John, also known as Carl John, (Swedish and Norwegian: Karl Johan; 26 January 1763 – 8 March 1844) was King of Sweden
Sweden
(as Charles XIV John) and King of Norway
Norway
(as Charles III John) from 1818 until his death, and served as de facto regent and head of state from 1810 to 1818. He was also the Sovereign Prince
Prince
of Pontecorvo, in south-central Italy, from 1806 until 1810. He was born Jean Bernadotte[1] in France
France
and served a long career in the French Army. He subsequently acquired the full name of Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte (French: [ʒɑ̃ bapˈtist ʒyl bɛʁˈnadɔt]). He was appointed as a Marshal of France
Marshal of France
by Napoleon, though the two had a turbulent relationship
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Folke Bernadotte
Folke Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg
Count of Wisborg
(2 January 1895 – 17 September 1948) was a Swedish diplomat and nobleman. During World War II he negotiated the release of about 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps including 450 Danish Jews from the Theresienstadt camp. They were released on 14 April 1945.[1][2][3] In 1945, he received a German surrender offer from Heinrich Himmler, though the offer was ultimately rejected. After the war, Bernadotte was unanimously chosen to be the United Nations Security Council
Security Council
mediator in the Arab–Israeli conflict
Arab–Israeli conflict
of 1947–1948. He was assassinated in Jerusalem
Jerusalem
in 1948 by the militant Zionist group Lehi while pursuing his official duties
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Stockholm
Stockholm
Stockholm
(/ˈstɒkhoʊm, -hoʊlm/;[8] Swedish pronunciation: [²stɔkːhɔlm] or [²stɔkːɔlm] ( listen))[9] is the capital of Sweden
Sweden
and the most populous city in the Nordic countries;[10][a] 949,761 people live in the municipality,[11] approximately 1.5 million in the urban area,[5] and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area.[3] The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren
Mälaren
flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm
Stockholm
archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the capital of Stockholm
Stockholm
County. Stockholm
Stockholm
is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden
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Poland
Coordinates: 52°N 20°E / 52°N 20°E / 52; 20 Republic
Republic
of Poland Rzeczpospolita
Rzeczpospolita
Polska  (
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Zimmerbild
The interior portrait (portrait d'intérieur) or, in German, Zimmerbild (room picture), is a pictorial genre that appeared in Europe near the end of the 17th century and enjoyed a great vogue in the second half of the 19th century. It involves a careful, detailed representation of a living space, without any people. These paintings were generally rendered as watercolors and required great technical mastery, if little creativity
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Carl Schorske
Carl Emil Schorske (March 15, 1915 – September 13, 2015), known professionally as Charles E. Schorske, was an American cultural historian and professor emeritus at Princeton University. In 1981 he won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
for his book Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture[1] (1980), which remains significant to modern European intellectual history. He was a recipient of the first year of MacArthur Fellows Program
MacArthur Fellows Program
awards in 1981 and made an honorary citizen of Vienna in 2012. He turned 100 in March 2015.[2]Contents1 Biography 2 Decorations and awards 3 Works 4 ReferencesBiography[edit] Born in The Bronx, New York City, to Theodore Schorske and Gertrude Goldsmith, Schorske received his B.A. from Columbia in 1936 and a Ph.D. from Harvard
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Hugo Wolf
Hugo Philipp Jacob Wolf (13 March 1860 – 22 February 1903) was an Austrian composer of Slovene origin, particularly noted for his art songs, or Lieder
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Wilhelm Müller
Johann Ludwig Wilhelm Müller
Wilhelm Müller
(7 October 1794 – 30 September 1827) was a German lyric poet, most well known as the author of Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise, the famous Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert
song cycles.Contents1 Life 2 Works2.1 Editions3 Legacy 4 Family 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksLife[edit] Wilhelm Müller
Wilhelm Müller
was born on 7 October 1794 at Dessau, the son of a tailor. He was educated at the gymnasium of his native town and at the University of Berlin, where he devoted himself to philological and historical studies. In 1813-1814 he took part, as a volunteer in the Prussian army, in the national rising against Napoleon. He participated in the battles of Lützen, Bautzen, Hanau and Kulm
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Antwerp
Antwerp
Antwerp
(/ˈæntwɜːrp/ ( listen), Dutch: Antwerpen [ˈɑntʋɛrpə(n)] ( listen), French: Anvers [ɑ̃vɛʁ(s)]) is a city in Belgium, and is the capital of Antwerp province in Flanders. With a population of 520,504,[2] it is the most populous city proper in Belgium. Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people, coming in second behind Brussels.[3][4] Antwerp
Antwerp
is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea
North Sea
by the Westerschelde estuary
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