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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

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