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(1836 - 1891)
||Born 21 February, at Saint-Germain-du-Val in northwestern France|
||He and his mother move to Paris after the death of his father, a civil servant|
||Enters Paris Conservatory at early age of 12; he is later taught by Adolphe Adam, the composer of many popular stage works|
||Joins the musical staff of the Théâtre-
||His first work for the stage, the operetta Deux sous de charbon, is well received|
||Appointed accompanist, then assistant chorus master, at the Paris Opéra|
||His first ballet, La Source, composed with Louis Minkus, is also a hit|
||Writes the ballet Coppélia for the Paris Opéra|
||Becomes professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire de Musique|
||Dies 16 January|