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Alessandro Scarlatti
(1660 - 1725)

1660 Born 2 May, in Palermo
1672 Sent to Rome at the age of twelve, where he may have studied with Carissimi
1678 Appointed maestro di cappella of San Giacomo degli Incurabili; marries
1684 Appointed maestro di cappella at the vice-regal court of Naples
1685 Son Domenico is born 26 October
1702 Leaves with his family for Florence, hoping to find employment for himself and his son Domenico with Prince Ferdinando de' Medici.
1703 Scarlatti accepts a position in Rome as assistant music director at San Maria Maggiore.
1706 Elected to the Arcadian Academy, with Pasquini and Corelli.
1707 Goes to Venice to produce two of his works; on their failure, he returns to Rome where he is promoted to the senior post at San Maria Maggiore.
1708 Accepts an invitation from the new Austrian viceroy to resume his position at Naples
1725 Dies 22 October, in Naples
~1720 Receives a patent of nobility from Pope Clement XI.

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