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Marc-Antoine Charpentier
(1634 - 1704)

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1662 Travels to Rome to study with Giacomo Carissimi, famous throughout Europe for his sacred music
1672 Engaged by the playwright Molière's theatre company to write music for the play Le Mariage forcé
1675 Joins the household of the Duchess of Guise as a singer and Master of Music
1683 Granted a pension by King Louis XIV, in recognition of his services to his son, the Dauphin.
1684 Appointed, around this time, Master of Music at the church of St. Louis, Paris
1693 First of only ten performances in his lifetime of his opera Médée
1698 Attains the distinguished position of Master of Music at the Parisian church of Sainte-Chapelle
1704 Dies 24 February, in Paris
~1645 Born in Paris, probably into a family of artists
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