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Giambattista Pittoni
Giambattista Pittoni
Giambattista Pittoni
or Giovanni Battista Pittoni (6 June 1687 – 6 November 1767) was a Venetian painter of the late Baroque
Baroque
or Rococo period.[1] He was among the founders of the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, of which in 1758 he became the second president, succeeding Tiepolo.[2]Contents1 Biography 2 Works 3 Patronage and reception 4 References 5 Further readingBiography[edit] Pittoni was born in Venice on 6 June 1687
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Alessandro Longhi
Alessandro Longhi
Alessandro Longhi
(12 June 1733 – November 1813) was a Venetian portrait painter and printmaker in etching (mostly reproductions of paintings). He is known best for his oil portraits of Venetian nobles of state. His father was the famed genre painter Pietro Longhi. He trained under his father and Giuseppe Nogari
Giuseppe Nogari
(1699–1763)
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Bergamo
Bergamo
Bergamo
(Italian: [ˈbɛrɡamo]  listen (help·info); Lombard: Bèrghem  listen (help·info) or Bergum; from Latin Bergomum, a Celtic or Pre-Celtic toponym), also called La Città dei Mille ('The City of the Thousand') is a city in Lombardy, northern Italy, about 30 km (19 mi) from Switzerland, 40 km (25 mi) northeast of Milan, and about 30 km (19 mi) from the Alpine lakes Como and Iseo
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Dresden
Dresden
Dresden
(German pronunciation: [ˈdʁeːsdn̩] ( listen); Czech: Drážďany, Polish: Drezno) is the capital city[2] and, after Leipzig, the second-largest city[3] of the Free State of Saxony
Saxony
in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the border with the Czech Republic. Dresden
Dresden
has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor, and was once by personal union the family seat of Polish monarchs. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city centre. The controversial American and British bombing of Dresden
Dresden
in World War II
World War II
towards the end of the war killed approximately 25,000 people, many of whom were civilians, and destroyed the entire city centre
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Altarpiece
An altarpiece is an artwork such as a painting, sculpture or relief representing a religious subject made for placing behind the altar of a Christian church.[1][2][3] Though most commonly used for a single work of art such as a painting or sculpture, or a set of them, the word can also be used of the whole ensemble behind an altar, otherwise known as a reredos, including what is often an elaborate frame for the central image or images
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St. Mary's Church, Kraków
Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven (also known as Saint Mary's Church; Polish: Kościół Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Kościół Mariacki) is a Brick Gothic
Brick Gothic
church adjacent to the Main Market Square in Kraków, Poland. Built in the 14th century, its foundations date back to the early 13th century and serve as one of the best examples of Polish Gothic architecture. Standing 80 m (262 ft) tall, it is particularly famous for its wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss
Veit Stoss
(Wit Stwosz). On every hour, a trumpet signal—called the Hejnał mariacki—is played from the top of the taller of Saint Mary's two towers. The plaintive tune breaks off in mid-stream, to commemorate the famous 13th century trumpeter, who was shot in the throat while sounding the alarm before the Mongol attack on the city
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Clemens August Of Bavaria
Clemens August of Bavaria
Bavaria
(German: Clemens August von Bayern) (17 August 1700 – 6 February 1761) was a member of the Wittelsbach dynasty of Bavaria
Bavaria
and Archbishop-Elector of Cologne.Contents1 Biography 2 Cultural legacy 3 Illegitimate children 4 External links 5 Ancestors 6 References 7 External linksBiography[edit] Clemens August (Clementus Augustus) was born in Brussels, the son of Elector Maximilian II Emanuel of Bavaria
Bavaria
and Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska and the grandson of King John III Sobieski
John III Sobieski
of Poland
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Wilhelmine Amalia Of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Brunswick-Lüneburg
(21 April 1673 – 10 April 1742) was Holy Roman Empress, Queen of the Germans, Queen of Hungary, Queen of Bohemia, Archduchess
Archduchess
consort of Austria
Austria
etc.[1] as the spouse of Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor.Contents1 Early life 2 Marriage 3 Empress3.1 Empress Dowager4 Ancestry 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Wilhelmine Amalia was the youngest daughter of John Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Princess Benedicta Henrietta of the Palatinate
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Schloss Schönbrunn
Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Palace
(German: Schloss Schönbrunn [ʃøːnˈbʁʊn]) is a former imperial summer residence located in Vienna, Austria. The 1,441-room Baroque
Baroque
palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country. Since the mid-1950s it has been a major tourist attraction
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Philip V Of Spain
Philip V (Spanish: Felipe V, French: Philippe, Italian: Filippo; 19 December 1683 – 9 July 1746) was King of Spain
King of Spain
from 1 November 1700 to 15 January 1724, when he abdicated in favour of his son Louis, and from 6 September 1724, when he reassumed the throne upon his son's death, to his own death 9 July 1746. Before his reign, Philip occupied an exalted place in the royal family of France
France
as a grandson of King Louis XIV. His father, Louis, the Grand Dauphin, had the strongest genealogical claim to the throne of Spain
Spain
when it became vacant in 1700. However, since neither the Grand Dauphin nor Philip's older brother, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, could be displaced from their place in the succession to the French throne, the Grand Dauphin's maternal uncle (Philip's granduncle) King Charles II of Spain
Spain
named Philip as his heir in his will
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Palacio Real De La Granja De San Ildefonso
The Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso
San Ildefonso
(Spanish: Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso), known as La Granja, is an early 18th-century palace in the small town of San Ildefonso, located in the hills near Segovia
Segovia
and 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Madrid, within the Province of Segovia
Segovia
in central Spain. It became the summer residence of the Kings of Spain
Spain
from the 1720s during the reign of Philip V. The palace is in a restrained Baroque style, surrounded by extensive gardens in the formal Jardin à la française style with sculptural fountains
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Augustus III Of Poland
Augustus III (Polish: August III Sas, Lithuanian: Augustas III; 17 October 1696 – 5 October 1763) was King of Poland
King of Poland
and Grand Duke of Lithuania
Lithuania
from 1734 until 1763, as well as Elector of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
from 1733 until 1763 where he was known as Frederick Augustus II (German: Friedrich August II). The only legitimate son of Augustus II of Poland, he followed his father’s example by joining the Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
in 1712
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Brescia
Brescia
Brescia
(Italian: [ˈbreʃa] ( listen); Lombard: Brèsa (locally: [ˈbrɛsɑ], [ˈbrɛsa] or [ˈbrɛhɑ]); Latin: Brixia; Venetian: Bressa) is a city and comune in the region of Lombardy
Lombardy
in northern Italy. It is situated at the foot of the Alps, a few kilometres from the lakes Garda and Iseo. With a population of 196,480, it is the second largest city in the region and the fourth of northwest Italy. The urban area of Brescia
Brescia
extends beyond the administrative city limits and has a population of 672,822,[2] while over 1.5 million people live in its metropolitan area.[2] The city is the administrative capital of the Province of Brescia, one of the largest in Italy, with over 1,200,000 inhabitants. Founded over 3,200 years ago, Brescia
Brescia
(in antiquity Brixia) has been an important regional centre since pre-Roman times
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Venice, Italy
Venice
Venice
(/ˈvɛnɪs/, VEN-iss; Italian: Venezia, [veˈnɛttsja] ( listen); Venetian: Venesia, [veˈnɛsja]) is a city in northeastern Italy
Italy
and the capital of the Veneto
Veneto
region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands[1] that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400.[2][3] The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice
Venice
are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork.[2] The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.[2] In 2014, 264,579 people resided in Comune
Comune
di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice
Venice
(Centro storico)
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Milan
Milan
Milan
(/mɪˈlæn, -ˈlɑːn/;[3] Italian: Milano [miˈlaːno] ( listen); Lombard: Milan
Milan
[miˈlãː] (Milanese variant))[4][5] is the capital of
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Padova
Padua
Padua
(/ˈpædjuə/ or US: /ˈpædʒuə/, Italian: Padova [ˈpaːdova] ( listen); Venetian: Pàdova) is a city and comune in Veneto, northern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Padua
Padua
and the economic and communications hub of the area. Padua's population is 214,000 (as of 2011[update]). The city is sometimes included, with Venice
Venice
(Italian Venezia) and Treviso, in the Padua-Treviso- Venice
Venice
Metropolitan Area, which has a population of c. 1,600,000. Padua
Padua
stands on the Bacchiglione
Bacchiglione
River, 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Venice
Venice
and 29 km (18 miles) southeast of Vicenza. The Brenta River, which once ran through the city, still touches the northern districts. Its agricultural setting is the Venetian Plain (Pianura Veneta)
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