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Title: Baroque%20Period%201600%20-%201750

Baroque Period 1600 - 1750
Part 1
Baroque means very fancy, elaborate, over
decorated, or ornamented.

History Politics
  • Government
  • Colonization
  • Social Classes
  • Fashion
  • Religion
  • Architecture
  • Arts

Super powers at this time in history were
England, France, and Spain. They were ruled by
kings and queens, also known as monarchs. The
rest of western Europe was made up of many
smaller kingdoms. These monarchs were often at
war amongst themselves and with the super powers
over boundaries.
  • England, France, Spain, Portugal, and Holland
    established colonies in America.

Three Social Classes
The Nobility lived in amazing wealth!
  • This is one of the 1000 rooms in King Louis XIVs
  • People of the Nobility were also called Royalty
    or Monarchs.
  • They received most of the wealth that came back
    from colonies in the New World, and trade in
    foreign lands.

  • The New Middle Class Peasants did all
    the work!
  • Some of the wealth held exclusively by Royalty
    began to trickle to the commoners, and a new
    Middle Class emerged. The Middle Class wanted
    lavish homes and servants, just like Royalty.
  • The peasants did all the work! Most of them
    served the upper classes by working their land or
    waiting on them in their homes.

Fashions of Royalty
  • The clothing worn by royalty was often brightly
    colored, made of silk or velvet, and trimmed with
    lace, ribbon, or braid.
  • In your notes, sketch one the sleeves worn by
  • of these people.
  • What type of activities might a person be able
    to do in this style of clothing?

Here is King Louis XIV of France. He lived at
Chateau de Versailles, near Paris.
  • In addition to the clothing, what clues do you
    see that let you know Louis XIVs portrait was
    painted during the Baroque period? Write your
    ideas in your notes.

Fashions of the Emerging Middle Class
  • If this image was in color, you would be able to
    see that the Middle Class wore cotton or wool
    fabrics, in colors that are drab or black.
  • In your notes, write two ways you can tell this
    clothing is representative of the Baroque period.
  • Write two ways you can tell by their clothing
    these people are not as wealthy as the Royalty.

Fashions of the Peasants
Peasants were the working people of the Baroque
period. In your notes, write two ways you can
tell these are working people by the style of
their clothing.

  • During the Baroque period, children dressed and
    behaved as miniature adults.
  • What class do you suppose these children
    belonged to? What clues do you get from their

Hair Styles in the Baroque period were very
fancy, too.
  • Louis XIV started the fashion trend of wigs for
    men because he was going bald.
  • Women wore spectacular wigs, powdered, starched,
    and piled high in curls.