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28 October, 2012
(1840 - 1893)
||Born 7 May in Russia|
||Sent to law school in St. Petersburg|
||Death of mother and first attempts at composition|
||Abandons the law for study with Anton Rubinstein at the St. Petersburg Conservatory|
||Joins Nicholai Rubinstein on the staff of the new Moscow Conservatory|
||Marriage to a pupil ends nine weeks later and he attempts suicide; patronage of a wealthy widow, Madame Nadezhda von Meck, allows him to abandon teaching and work on composition|
||European concert tour|
||End of association with Madame von Meck causes deep depression|
||Concert tour of U.S.|
||Dies 6 November from drinking unboiled water during a cholera epidemic|