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Franz von Suppé
(1819 - 1895)
||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|
||Learns to play the flute, and soon begins composing|
||On the death of his father, moves to Vienna|
||Appointed conductor at the Josefstadt Theatre in Vienna, where he writes the incidental music for several plays|
||Appointed conductor at the Theatre an der Wien|
||His light opera Das Mädchen vom Lande brings his first big stage success|
||Appointed Musical Director at the famous Carltheatre (formerly the Leopoldstadt Theatre)|
||Dies 21 May in Vienna, from cancer|