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28 October, 2012
(1634 - 1704)
||Travels to Rome to study with Giacomo Carissimi, famous throughout Europe for his sacred music|
||Engaged by the playwright Molière's theatre company to write music for the play Le Mariage forcé|
||Joins the household of the Duchess of Guise as a singer and Master of Music|
||Granted a pension by King Louis XIV, in recognition of his services to his son, the Dauphin. |
||Appointed, around this time, Master of Music at the church of St. Louis, Paris|
||First of only ten performances in his lifetime of his opera Médée|
||Attains the distinguished position of Master of Music at the Parisian church of Sainte-Chapelle|
||Dies 24 February, in Paris|
||Born in Paris, probably into a family of artists|