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I love this spelling and the whole Frenchness of this name.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2006
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (in French, Frédéric François Chopin) (English: IPA: [ʃoʊpæn] or [ʃoʊpæ̃]; French: [fʁedeʁik fʁɑ̃swa ʃɔpɛ̃]), (March 1, 1810[1] – October 17, 1849) was a Polish pianist and composer of the Romantic era. He is widely regarded as one of the most famous, influential, admired and prolific composers for the piano.

He was born in the village of Żelazowa Wola, Poland, to a Polish mother and French expatriate father. Hailed as a child prodigy in his homeland, Chopin left for Paris at the age of 20. In Paris, he made a career as a performer and teacher as well as a composer, and adopted the French variant of his name, "Frédéric-François". He had a turbulent 10-year relationship with the French writer George Sand (Baroness Dudevant) from 1837 to 1847. Always in fragile health, he succumbed to pulmonary tuberculosis[2] at the age of 39.

All of Chopin's work includes the piano in some role (predominantly as a solo instrument) and his compositions are widely considered to be among the pinnacles of the piano's repertoire. Although his music is among the most technically demanding for the instrument, Chopin's style emphasizes poetry, nuance, and expressive depth rather than mere technical display. He invented some musical forms, but his most significant innovations were within existing structures such as the piano sonata, waltz, nocturne, étude, prelude, ballade and polonaise. His works are often cited as among the mainstays of Romanticism in nineteenth-century classical music.
sweetbabe  12/17/2006
Frederic Austerlitz is the birth name of famous dancer Fred Astaire.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2007
Frederic Vincy is a character in George Eliot's classic novel Middlemarch. He is a frivolous but ultimately very good-hearted young man who will do anything to win over his beloved childhood sweetheart, Mary.
aquamarina  1/31/2009
Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) is the French sculptor famous for the Statue of Liberty.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2011
Jean Frédéric Bazille (December 6, 1841 – November 28, 1870) was a French Impressionist painter.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2011
Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) was an American landscape painter.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2011
Frédéric de Lorraine was the birthname of Pope Stephen IX (Pontificate between 1057-1058).
CarolinW  6/12/2012
The name Frédéric was really popular in the 70's in France. It's nowhere near as popular as it once was, though. It ranked #710 in 2010.
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
Frédéric Kuhn is a retired male hammer thrower from France, who competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He set his personal best (76.80 metres) on May 30, 1992 at a meet in Angers.
lilolaf  2/18/2017
Frédéric Monod was a French Protestant pastor. He was the older brother of minister Adolphe Monod. He studied theology in Geneva, receiving his consecration in 1818. As a student, he was greatly influenced by the Scottish minister Robert Haldane. From 1820 to 1849 he was a Reformed Church pastor in Paris. In 1849, along with Agénor de Gasparin, he founded the Union of the Evangelical Free Churches of France.
lilolaf  2/18/2017
Frederic Bastiat, the classic liberal economist, was a bearer.
XironDarkstar  4/16/2018

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