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(1899 - 1963)
||Born 7 January in Paris into a wealthy family|
||Begins piano lessons with his mother, at the age of 5|
||Studies with Ricardo Viñes, Spanish pianist and friend of Debussy and Ravel|
||His Rapsodie nègre brings him early notoriety|
||Becomes one of the circle of young composers known as Les Six, together with Darius Milhaud and Arthur Honegger|
||The ballet Les Biches established Poulenc's fame|
||Begins close association with the baritone Pierre Bernac, who becomes the finest interpreter of his many songs, or mélodies|
||France falls to Germany; Poulenc remains in France through the occupation|
||Poulenc and Bernac make the first of several concert tours abroad|
||Dies in Paris, 30 January|