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(1866 - 1925)
||Born 17 May, in Honfleur, Normandy; son of a French father and Scottish mother|
||Moves to Paris and enrols at the Conservatoire|
||Plays piano at a cabaret in Montmartre and composes his famous Gymnopédies|
||Joins a sect of the religious occult Rosicrucian order, later founding an order of his own|
||Studies with composer Vincent d'Indy at the Paris Schola Cantorum|
||Composes music for ballet Parade, to a commission from Diaghilev, in collaboration with Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau|
||Begins work on symphonic drama Socrate. Brings together the composers known as "Les Six"|
||Dies in Paris 1 July, from cirrhosis of the liver, after years of heavy drinking|