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Mikhail Glinka
(1804 - 1857)

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1804 Born 1 June as Novospasskoye (now renamed Glinka), the son of a wealthy landowner
1817 Sent to school in St. Petersburg
1824 Appointed an undersecretary on the Communications Council in St. Petersburg
1830 Moves to Milan
1833 Studies composition under Siegried Dehn in Berlin
1834 Returns to Russia following the death of his father
1835 Marries Mariya Ivanova
1836 Successful opening of A Life for the Tzar in St. Petersburg
1837 Appointed Master of the Imperial Chapel
1838 Separates from Mariya
1842 Premiere of Ruslan and Lyudmila is coolly received
1845 Composes his First Spanish Overture in Madrid
1848 Moves to Warsaw, and writes the Second Spanish Overture and Kamarinskaya
1857 Dies 15 February, in Berlin from a cold
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