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Frederic Chopin

Composer Frederic Chopin

Full Name: Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
Profession: Composer


Biography: One of music's earliest 'superstars'.

Chopin is also associated (if only indirectly) with political insurrection and his amours which combined with his early death made him, in the public consciousness, a leading symbol of the Romantic era.

Born: March 1, 1810
Birthplace: Żelazowa Wola, Duchy of Warsaw (now Poland)
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: October 17, 1849 (aged 39)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

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Historical Events

  • 1835-04-26 Frederic Chopin's "Grand Polonaise Brillante" premieres in Paris
  • 1948-10-06 "Polonaise" musical featuring works of Frederic Chopin, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 113 performances

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