Category Archives: Italia

La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, the history comes along its way. The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) continues, bringing more combats, grief & calamities to Europe. Reading the historical news I become wondering if we have a right to speak about nations after such … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide (1686)

‘Armide’ must be one of the most famous operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It is considered to be a true masterpiece recognized by the musicians of future generations. The period when J.-B. Lully was making it was very tense for him. … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War was also marked by the Italian Plague outbreak lasted from 1629 to 1631. Themost suffered cities lost about 25% of its population were Milan & Venice. The disease also spread in Verona, Bologna, Florence. … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Anima Christi

Esteemed Readers, here is another wonderful composition from “Les Petits Motets” by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It is based on a very popular Medieval prayer ‘Anima Christi’. The curious fact is that this prayer might have been made by the Pope John … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, here are some military tidings from 1632, The Thirty Years’ War time to share with you the spirit of the affairs: Egger, 5th January, 1632: “Every day more & more troops sent by the Swedish King & the … Continue reading

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La Gazette: Historical News Today -1631

Esteemed Readers, on the Eve of 2020, let’s pay a tribute to 1631 with its not too bloody news yet. The Thirty Years’ War was in progress, but main battles were yet far ahead: Fernambour, July 5, 1631: “From five … Continue reading

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La Gazette: Historical News Today – 1631

Esteemed Readers, we go on our historical diving into events of the Thirty Years’ War. On the eve of Samhain, remembrance of the Past is most welcome: Silesia, May 29, 1631: ” This unfortunate province suffers much because of the … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Consecration of Messire Delfino

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered another interesting note in the Mercure Galant proving the strong interconnection between France & Italy. This time it tells about an important Catholic event: a Venetian nobleman becomes the Archbishop right in France. “On Sunday … Continue reading

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Ciao Cuore!

  English: Esteemed Readers, one of my favourite singers Mario Venuti has released this amazing 100% hit. He sings about our world & us, humans, who have become heartless, so let the heart return back to us & stay in … Continue reading

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La Gazette: Historical News Today – 1631

Esteemed readers, we go on our historical immersion in 1631 & its intense warlife. For those of you who have missed the matter I remind that the Gazette informs about the Thirty Years’ War, the most important military & religious … Continue reading

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