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George Frideric Handel
(1685 - 1759)

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1685 Born 23 February in Halle, Germany
1694 Begins musical studies with organist-composer Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow
1702 Appointed organist at Halle cathedral
1706 Writes his first opera, Almira, for the Hamburg Opera. Travels to Italy, where he meets Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti
1710 Visits England for first time and settles in London. Welcomed by Queen Anne and granted a pension
1714 Enjoys patronage of newly crowned King George I
1737 Suffers a serious stroke, but makes an almost complete recovery
1741 Visits Dublin and writes Messiah
1751 Begins to go blind
1759 Dies 14 April and is buried in Westminster Abbey
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