Today – May 4

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Kangxi Emperor – Longest reigning Chinese Emperor

Portrait of the Kangxi Emperor in Court Dress,...
Portrait of the Kangxi Emperor in Court Dress,  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Kangxi Emperor ( May 4, 1654 – December 20, 1722) was the third Emperor of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty and the second Qing emperor to rule over China proper, from 1661 to 1722. His reign of 61 years makes him the longest-reigning Chinese Emperor in history and one of the longest in the world.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Colonial Cycle – Glorious Generation – Hero (Civic) (1648-1673)

 


Bartolomeo Cristofori – Inventor of the piano

Photo of a 1726 portrait of Bartolomeo Cristof...
Photo of a 1726 portrait of Bartolomeo Cristofori. The original was lost in the Second World War. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco (May 4, 1655 – January 27, 1731) was an Italian maker of musical instruments, generally regarded as the inventor of the piano.

Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia

U. S. Contemporaries: Colonial Cycle – Glorious Generation – Hero (Civic) (1648-1673)

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