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(1862 - 1918)
||Born 22 August at St.Germain-en-Laye, France|
||Enters the Paris Conservatoire de Musique at age 10|
||Travels to Russia to join the musical circle of Madame von Meck, who was also Tchaikovsky's patron|
||Wins the Conservatory's highest honour, the Prix de Rome for his cantata L'Enfant prodigue|
||Completes his first real masterpiece, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune |
||Marries Rosalie Texier, but later leaves her for Emma Bardac|
||Premiere of his only completed opera, Pelléas et Mélisande |
||Composes his last major orchestral work, for the ballet Jeux|
||Dies 25 March from cancer|