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Domenico Scarlatti
(1885 - 1757)

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1685 Born 26 October, in Naples, son of Alessandro Scarlatti, a famous opera composer
1701 Appointed organist and composer at the royal chapel in Naples
1705 Travels to Venice, seeking new patrons and positions
1709 Becomes court composer to the exiled Polish Queen Maria Casimira in Rome, where he meets Handel
1715 Becomes director of music at St. Peter's, Rome
1719 Moves to Lisbon to act as court harpsichordist to the King of Portugal
1728 On a visit to Rome, marries Maria Caterina Gentili. After settling at the royal court in Madrid, the couple have five children
1738 Honoured as a Knight of the Spanish Order of Santiago
1742 Following the death of Maria, marries Anastasia Maxarti Ximenes
1757 Dies 23 July in Madrid
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