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Erik Satie
(1866 - 1925)

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1866 Born 17 May, in Honfleur, Normandy; son of a French father and Scottish mother
1879 Moves to Paris and enrols at the Conservatoire
1888 Plays piano at a cabaret in Montmartre and composes his famous Gymnopédies
1891 Joins a sect of the religious occult Rosicrucian order, later founding an order of his own
1905 Studies with composer Vincent d'Indy at the Paris Schola Cantorum
1915 Composes music for ballet Parade, to a commission from Diaghilev, in collaboration with Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau
1917 Begins work on symphonic drama Socrate. Brings together the composers known as "Les Six"
1925 Dies in Paris 1 July, from cirrhosis of the liver, after years of heavy drinking
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