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Nicoḷ Paganini
(1782 - 1840)

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1782 Born 27 October in Genoa; the son of a shipping clerk
1805 Becomes director of music (and rumoured lover) to Elisa Baciocchi, Princess of Lucca (Napoleon's sister)
1813 Triumphant debut recital at La Scala, Milan
1825 A son, Achille, is born to his mistress, singer Antonia Bianchi
1828 Undergoes two jawbone operations and loses all his teeth; he and Antonia separate; Achille is brought up by Paganini alone
1830 Performs in Paris; inspires the young Liszt to become the "Paganini of the Piano"
1831 Triumphant tour of Britain
1833 Asks Berlioz to write a symphony, Harold in Italy
1834 Returns to Italy after six years abroad
1838 Loses much of his fortune, invested in a Paris casino
1840 Dies 27 May in Nice, from cancer of the larynx
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