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(1819 - 1880)
||Born Jakob Eberst, 20 June, in Cologne Germany; the son of a Jewish cantor. The name "Offenbach" is taken from the German town that was once the family home|
||Moves to Paris and enters the Conservatoire|
||Plays cello in the orchestra of the Opéra-Comique|
||Marries Herminie d'Alcain; they have four daughters|
||Appointed conductor at the Théâtre Français|
||Composes the first of more than 90 operettas|
||Becomes manager of own theatre, Bouffes-Parisiens|
||His popularity wanes as popular tastes in musical theatre change following the Franco-Prussian War|
||Struggles to finish opera The Tales of Hoffmann; dies in Paris, 5 October|
||Posthumous premiere of The Tales of Hoffman|