Frederic Chopin

Composer Frederic Chopin

Full Name: Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
Profession: Composer


Why Famous: His music, his status as one of music's earliest 'superstars', his association (if only indirect) with political insurrection, his amours and his early death have made him, in the public consciousness, a leading symbol of the Romantic era.

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

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

Events in the Life of Frederic Chopin

  • 1835-04-26 Frederic Chopin's "Grand Polonaise Brillante" premieres in Paris

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