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28 October, 2012
(1862 - 1934)
||Born 29 January, in Bradford, Yorkshire; son of a German wool merchant|
||Reluctantly enters the family business|
||Leaves the wool business and sails for Florida to manage an orange grove|
||Returns to Europe to study music in Leipzig; befriended by Grieg|
||Moves to Paris; meets Ravel and artist Paul Gauguin; begins series composition|
||Marries German artist Jekla Rosen|
||Meets English conductor Sir Thomas Beecham, his greatest champion|
||First signs of illness, caused by syphilis, leading to blindness and paralysis|
||Continues to compose by dictating to Eric Fenby|
||Dies 10 June at Grez; buries in Limpsfield, Surrey|