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Dutch Cartography in the 16th and 17th Century

The heritage of Willem and Joan Blaeu

By Henk Rijkeboer 1

The Dutch Art of Painting in the 17th Century

General History of Art during the 17th Century

by Jan Melkert

In history there are periods in which economic, scientific and cultural developments coincidence. They are the cause of an unmatched flowering period. The 17th century in the Netherlands was such a period.

The Greek Art of Painting in the 19th Century

Greek Painters of the 19th century

In General

The history of Modern Greek Painters coincides with the history of the independent Greek state. In December 31st, 1836, the “School of Fine Arts” is established by the new state in Athens. It was open only on Sundays for free, where foreign teachers, mostly German and French, taught the art of painting and gave scholarships to students so they could continue studying abroad. The Greek painters were sent in the “Arts Academy of Munich”.

The Peace of Westphalia


The term Peace of Westphalia refers to the two peace treaties of Osnabrueck and Muenster, signed on May 15 and October 24, 1648, which ended both the Thirty Years' War in Germanyand the Eighty Years' War between Spainand the Netherlands. The treaties involved the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand III (Habsburg), the Kingdoms of Spain, France and Sweden, the DutchRepublicand their allies among the princes of the Holy Roman Empire. | Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_of_Westphalia, June 18, 2011

The Muenster Rebellion


The Muenster Rebellion was an attempt by radical Anabaptists to establish a communal sectarian government in the German city of Muenster.


Abendgymnasium Münster Image

Münster | NRW | Germany


EPAPU Albeiros


Lugo |  Galicia | Spain


Horizon CollegeImage


Alkmaar | North-Holland | The Netherlands




Lesvos Island |  Aegean Sea | Greece 

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