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March 23, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Barroso, Esquilache Riots, Knossos

On the 23rd of March –

It is the 55th birthday of José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. We at Europeana wish him a a very happy birthday.
[Plateau brève : rencontre entre Michel Platini et Jose Manuel Barroso]..
This monument was erected to a 19th Century namesake, also a Minister, and was destroyed by an angry mob in 1919:
Monumento a Barroso. Vista de conjunto - Dibujo

In Spain in 1766 the Esquilache Riots start. The ‘Hat Uprising’, while perhaps mainly caused by the rising cost of bread and such, centered on the decrees by prime minister Esquilache stating that only certain types of dress and hatwear were allowed for various classes in society. After 50.000 people rose up in protest, King Carlos III fled and was forced to sack Esquilache.
Decreto en que se prohibe el uso de las capas [Manuscrito] : dezimas
Motín de Esquilache, El - Escenografía
[Retrato de Carlos III] Busto. Armadura y manto real, sujeto en el hombro derecho. Medallón ovalado; plinto y en él la inscripción: Eq. Antonius Raph. Mengs pinx. Raphael Morghen sculp. Recortado. . Colección Carderera

In 1900 British archeologist Arthur Evans starts to excavate Minoan Knossos, an enterprise that would take up over 14 years. His reconstructions of the Minoan buildings is now controversial, but attracts loads of interest from people all over the world nonetheless.
The Palace of Minos: a comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustred by the discoveries at Knossos: Emergence of outer western enceinte, with new illustrations, artistic and religious, of the Middle Minoan Phase
Έβανς Άρθρουρ;Evans Arthur
Halle der Doppeläxte

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