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Frederick Delius
(1862 - 1934)

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1862 Born 29 January, in Bradford, Yorkshire; son of a German wool merchant
1881 Reluctantly enters the family business
1884 Leaves the wool business and sails for Florida to manage an orange grove
1886 Returns to Europe to study music in Leipzig; befriended by Grieg
1894 Moves to Paris; meets Ravel and artist Paul Gauguin; begins series composition
1904 Marries German artist Jekla Rosen
1907 Meets English conductor Sir Thomas Beecham, his greatest champion
1922 First signs of illness, caused by syphilis, leading to blindness and paralysis
1928 Continues to compose by dictating to Eric Fenby
1934 Dies 10 June at Grez; buries in Limpsfield, Surrey
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