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Franz von Suppé
(1819 - 1895)

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1819 Born 18 April in Spalato (now Split), Dalmatia, to an Austrian mother and a Belgian father, a civil servant. Baptised Francesco Ezechieli Ermenegildo, Cavaliere Suppé-Demelli
1830 Learns to play the flute, and soon begins composing
1835 On the death of his father, moves to Vienna
1840 Appointed conductor at the Josefstadt Theatre in Vienna, where he writes the incidental music for several plays
1845 Appointed conductor at the Theatre an der Wien
1847 His light opera Das Mädchen vom Lande brings his first big stage success
1865 Appointed Musical Director at the famous Carltheatre (formerly the Leopoldstadt Theatre)
1895 Dies 21 May in Vienna, from cancer
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