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28 October, 2012
(1810 - 1849)
||Born 22 February, at Zelazowa Wola, near Warsaw, the son of a French father and Polish mother|
||Starts piano lessons; first attempts at composition|
||Takes advanced studies with Joseph Elsner, director of Warsaw Conservatory|
||Performs for Russian Tsar Alexander I|
||Leaves Conservatory and begins concert tour of Europe|
||Arrives in Paris; meets Liszt|
||Begins affair with French novelist Aurore Dudevant, better known by the male pseudonym George Sand|
||Spends winter in Majorca with Sand; health declines|
||Affair with Sand ends. Illness diagnosed as tuberculosis|
||Concert tour of British Isles, which leaves him mortally ill. Dies in Paris, 17 October|