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26 June, 2013
(1743 - 1805)
||Born in Lucca to a musical family|
||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|
||Invited to Paris to appear as a cello soloist at a Concert Spirituel. |
||Appointed chamber composer to the court of the Infante Luis in Madrid |
||Boccherini takes a position with Freidrich Wilhelm II of Prussia.|
||Moves back to Madrid |
||Secures the patronage of Napoleon's brother, Lucien Bonaparte, then the French ambassador to Madrid. Holds this position until his death|
||Died in Madrid on 28 May |