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Béla Bartók
(1881 - 1945)

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1881 Born in Nagyszentmiklós (then part of Hungary, now Romania), 25 March
1899 Enters the Budapest Royal Academy of Music
1905 Begins the first of his travels around Hungary and neighbouring regions, collecting folk songs and dances
1907 Appointed professor at the Royal Academy of Music
1909 Marries one of his students, Márta Ziegler, by whom he has a son, also named Béla
1918 Opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle is first big success
1923 Divorces his first wife and marries a concert pianist, Ditta Pásztory, by whom he has a son, Peter
1940 Flees fascist Hungary and World War II, emigrating to the U.S. and settling in New York.
1945 Dies of leukaemia, in New York on 26 September
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