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28 October, 2012
(1885 - 1757)
||Born 26 October, in Naples, son of Alessandro Scarlatti, a famous opera composer|
||Appointed organist and composer at the royal chapel in Naples|
||Travels to Venice, seeking new patrons and positions|
||Becomes court composer to the exiled Polish Queen Maria Casimira in Rome, where he meets Handel|
||Becomes director of music at St. Peter's, Rome|
||Moves to Lisbon to act as court harpsichordist to the King of Portugal|
||On a visit to Rome, marries Maria Caterina Gentili. After settling at the royal court in Madrid, the couple have five children|
||Honoured as a Knight of the Spanish Order of Santiago|
||Following the death of Maria, marries Anastasia Maxarti Ximenes|
||Dies 23 July in Madrid|