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January 16, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Don Quixote, Jan Palach, Niccolò Piccinni

On the 16th of January –

Don Quixote (Don Quijote) is published; Jan Palach dies through self-immolation; Niccolò Piccinni is born.

In 1605 the first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid:
The ingenious hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha;El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha
Here is a map of his travels:
Carta geografica de los viages de Don Quixote y sitios de sus aventuras [Material cartográfico]
And here is some music inspired by the great Don:
Una Aventura De Don Quijote (1916)

Czech student Jan Palach dies by his own hand through self-immolation in a dramatic protest against communist oppression and the demise of the Prague Spring.
Jan Palach Tsjechische student die door zelfverbranding om het leven kwam, kop

Italian composer Niccolò Piccinni is born in 1728 in Bari:
ritratto di Niccolò Piccinni
A music fragmet from his Concerto Per Flauto In Re Maggiore:
Concerto Per Flauto In Re Maggiore: Spiritoso
We also have samples of the Allegro con brio and the Andante maestoso of the same piece.

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