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Blake Kirtley Evan Chance. SPAIN. 1600’s. Government & Religious Influences. Began as a monarchy. Government. Largest empire in the world. Larger than any before it. Golden Age. Charles V – Leader of the Spanish Empire. Most powerful man in Europe. Economy.

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Blake KirtleyEvan Chance



Government & Religious Influences

  • Began as a monarchy.


Largest empire in the world. Larger than any before it.

Golden Age

Charles V – Leader of the Spanish Empire.Most powerful man in Europe.


Spain conquered Mexico and claimed $1,500,000,000,000 worth of gold and silver. This inflated their economy and slowed their industry.

Wars, Explorations, & Crusades

Spain, Sweden, and Denmark all wanted to control the Netherlands. France intervened, causing the Thirty Year’s War.

Black Death

Yersinia pestis, the bacteria believed to have caused the black death, the cause of loss of 1,000,000+ Spainiards.

Anglo-Spanish War

War between Spain and England caused over commercial rivalry over imports such as sugar.

Dutch Revolt

The Dutch revolting against the Spanish conquest was a factor in starting the Thirty Year’s War. They resented being converted to the Spanish Protestants.


Las Meninas oil on canvas. Art movement during the Baroque period that suggests that life and art are an illusion.

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo is a translation in visual form of John 19:5, where Jesus is given a crown of thorns prior to his crucifixion. Several artists have interpreted this scene during Spain’s golden age.

Alonzo Cano

Alonzo Cano was a painter, sculptor, and architect born in 1601.This is his painting, ideal portrait of a Spanish king.


Most famous 16th century Spanish composer, one of the most important component of the Catholic Reformation, a movement to reform the church.

Tomas Luis de Victoria

Musical prodigy, deemed a maestro at age 17, a master at singing, and music director.

Francisco Guerrero



In 1803 the Spanish explored the Americas and purchased the Louisiana Purchase for $11.2 million.


There was one composer whose name was Pablo de Sarasate a virtuoso and composer.


  • Isaac Albeniz who was a composer best known for piano works.



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