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Luigi Boccherini
(1743 - 1805)

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1743 Born in Lucca to a musical family
1757 Sent to Rome to perfect his technique under expert instruction; travelled to Vienna to play in an orchestra there, encounters the music of Franz Joseph Haydn
1768 Invited to Paris to appear as a cello soloist at a Concert Spirituel.
1769 Appointed chamber composer to the court of the Infante Luis in Madrid
1786 Boccherini takes a position with Freidrich Wilhelm II of Prussia.
1797 Moves back to Madrid
1800 Secures the patronage of Napoleon's brother, Lucien Bonaparte, then the French ambassador to Madrid. Holds this position until his death
1805 Died in Madrid on 28 May
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