Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin

Polish Composer
Born Mar 1, 1810

Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He is considered the great master of Romantic music and one of the greatest musicians of all time. Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola, a village in the Duchy of Warsaw. A renowned child-prodigy pianist and composer, he grew up in Warsaw and completed his music education there; he composed many mature works in Warsaw before leaving Poland in 1830 at age 20, shortly before the November 1830 Uprising.… Read More

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1787 - 1830 16 More Events
1831 815 Years Old 2 More Events
When in September 1831 he learned, while travelling from Vienna to Paris, that the uprising had been crushed, he expressed his anguish in the pages of his private journal: "Oh God!... … Read More
1832 816 Years Old 3 More Events
On 26 February 1832 Chopin gave a debut Paris concert at the Salle Pleyel which drew universal admiration. … Read More
1833 - 1835 4 More Events
1836 820 Years Old 2 More Events
In July 1836 Chopin travelled to Marienbad and Dresden to be with the Wodziński family, and in September he proposed to Maria, whose mother Countess Wodzińska approved in principle. … Read More
1837 821 Years Old 2 More Events
…  After a failed engagement to Maria Wodzińska, from 1837 to 1847 he maintained an often troubled relationship with the French writer George Sand. … Read More
1838 - 1847 9 More Events
1848 832 Years Old 4 More Events
Most biographers of Chopin state that after this the two had little to do with each other, although in his letters dated as late as 1848 he still referred to him as "my friend Liszt". … Read More
1849 833 Years Old 3 More Events
He died in Paris in 1849, at the age of 39, probably of tuberculosis. … Read More
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