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Pal·la·dio Pronunciation (p-ld-, pä-lädy), Andrea 1508-1580.
Italian architect who developed a style based on the classicism of ancient Rome, breaking with the ornate conventions of the Italian Renaissance. His works include the Villa Rotonda and the Palazzo Chiericati in Venice.
Wat·teau Pronunciation (w-t, vä-), Jean Antoine 1684-1721.
French painter noted for his exuberant scenes of gallantry, such as The Embarkation for Cythera (1717).
a. A style of art, especially architecture and decorative art, that originated in France in the early 18th century and is marked by elaborate ornamentation, as with a profusion of scrolls, foliage, and animal forms.
b. A very ornate style of speech or writing.
2. Music A style of composition arising in 18th-century France, often viewed as an extension of the baroque, and characterized by a high degree of ornamentation and lightness of expression.
1. also Rococo Of or relating to the rococo.
2. Immoderately elaborate or complicated.
Seven Years War
Seven Years War, 1756–63, worldwide war fought in Europe, North America, and India between France, Austria, Russia, Saxony, Sweden, and (after 1762) Spain on the one side and Prussia, Great Britain, and Hanover on the other.
Haps·burg also Habs·burg Pronunciation (hpsbûrg, häpsbrk)
A royal German family that supplied rulers to a number of European states from the late Middle Ages until the 20th century. The Hapsburgs reached the height of their power under Charles V of Spain. When Charles abdicated (1558), the empire was divided between the Spanish and Austrian lines. The Spanish branch ceased to rule after 1700 and the Austrian branch after 1918.