Ludwika Jędrzejewicz
Polish musician
Ludwika Jędrzejewicz
Ludwika Jędrzejewicz was the eldest sister of Polish composer Frédéric Chopin.
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  • 1855
    Age 47
    Ludwika died of a plague during an 1855 epidemic, at her home in Warsaw.
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  • 1849
    Age 41
    Ludwika was with Frédéric when he died on 17 October 1849.
    More Details Hide Details After Ludwika's second trip to Paris, her marriage with Jędrzejewicz began to deteriorate. Her husband accused her of putting her family before everything else, and for many years Jędrzejewicz treated Ludwika badly. This continued until Jędrzejewicz's death in 1853.
    She arrived in Paris on 8 August 1849 with her daughter and husband, lawyer Józef Jędrzejewicz, but her husband soon left.
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  • 1825
    Age 17
    Ludwika taught her brother to read, write and play piano. His musical genius can be attributed to her influence. In 1825 Frédéric wrote his friend and schoolmate Jan Białobłocki: "Ludwika has composed a perfect mazurek, of a kind that Warsaw has not yet danced to."
    More Details Hide Details Ludwika and Frédéric remained close for life. When her brother emigrated to Paris, they wrote one another extensively, and she visited him on one occasion. Later, when Frédéric's health had begun to rapidly deteriorate, he requested that Ludwika come and stay with him.
  • 1807
    Born in 1807.
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