|Birthname||Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin|
|born on||1 March 1810 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )|
|Place||Zelazowa Pola, Poland, 52n15, 20e19|
|Timezone||LMT m20e19 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||10°29' 18°06 Asc. 15°13'|
Polish classical pianist/composer, recognized as a musical prodigy at age eight and hailed as the next Mozart. His was the first Polish musician to be enjoyed worldwide.
Son of a French-born high school teacher. Chopin was born in a small village in Poland. He was an effeminate, attractive, passive, intriguing, mysterious, private and misunderstood man. During his teenage years, he achieved local celebrity status, gaining praise for the short, simple, bittersweet pieces he composed on the piano. He composed his first two polonaises at age seven.
On 10/11/1830, he gave his last public performance in Warsaw. Three weeks later, he boarded a train headed for Vienna, then ultimately to Paris. He settled there during September 1831. By the time he reached his 22nd birthday, he was considered one of the most celebrated figures in France. While in Paris, he became a piano teacher and recitalist to the elite while composing best-selling sheet music. He was also a talented mimic who enjoyed the pleasures of an active social life.
Chopin held a nine-year relationship with writer Baroness Aurore Dudevant. She was six years older than he and his exact opposite in personality. Dudevant was masculine, aggressive, independent, and assertive; the famed George Sand. She was the inspiration for many of his musical pieces during the early part of their courtship. After a bitter quarrel in 1847, they permanently separated.
Always prone to fragile emotional and physical health, Chopin contacted tuberculosis. Recurring illnesses seemed to plague him throughout his life. At 18, he suffered his first nervous breakdown. Between the winter of 1837 and 1838, his health rapidly deteriorated as he endured severe coughing fits. He died in the early morning of 10/17/1849 from advanced pulmonary tuberculosis, Paris, France.
Most of Chopin's works were not publicized until after his death. Upon his request, his heart was removed from his body and placed in the wall of the Church of the Holy Cross in Warsaw. On 10/13/1849, he received the viaticum from the Abbey Alexander Jelowick.
- associate relationship with Hallé, Charles (born 10 April 1819)
- friend relationship with Bellini, Vincenzo (born 3 November 1801)
- lover relationship with Sand, George (born 1 July 1804)
- Mental Health : Anxiety attack 1828 (First nervous breakdown at 18)
March 1, 1810: David Fisher quotes Valerie Matthews letter from Dariusz Proskurnicki in Poland, "Chopin himself presented his date as the 1st of March, 1810, as presented in his letter dated 1/16/1833 to the Head of the Literary Society in Paris. The same date is given in the letters of his Scottish pupil Jane W. Stirling, saying that "his parents made an error of eight days when they went to the registry office some weeks after his birth."
Juan Revilla quotes Bernard Gavoty, "Frederic Chopin, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY 1977 for March 1. "This date was given by Chopin himself as told him by his father and this is the date that was celebrated by his family. In a letter to the Societe Litteraire Polonaise of Paris, in a letter dated January 11, 1833, Chopin says he was born March 1, 1810."
January 22, 1810: Modern Astrology 5/1909 gave Jan 22 "from his father's record," same from M. Karosowski "Chopin, Life and Letters," 1906. Library reference points out the discrepancy of many years standing, that of a date of January 22 or February 22, 1810.
February 22, 1810: His B.C. and Baptism were found many years after his death, both written in April 1810, both giving February 22, 1810. All accounts quote his father's record for 6:00 PM. Guy de Pourtalis "Chopin, Le Poete" gives Feb 22, same in Wemyss and in Sabian Symbols No.201. Biography: Henri Bidou, "Chopin" gave Feb 22, 1810, 6:00 PM, Warsaw. The baptismal certificate, dated April 23 1810 says he was born February 22, 1810 and the birth certificate, in Polish, written by the parish priest Jan Duchnowsky, says explicitly Feb 22, 1810, and adds the exact hour: 6 p.m.
Further confusion was caused by different evidence, such as the inscription on the urn where his heart is conserved in Warsaw, which reads March 2, 1809. Chopin’s first biographer, Maurizy Karasowski, proposed March 1 1809. The "Biographie universelle des musiciens" by Francoise Fetis, published in Paris in 1835, gives February 8, 1810.
- Traits : Body : Constitution sensitive (Many illnesses)
- Traits : Mind : Child prodigy (Piano)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis (Terminal)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Nervous Breakdown (Age 18)
- Family : Relationship : Married late/never
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (George Sand)
- Family : Parenting : Kids none
- Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Debut at eight)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano)
- Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Music (Musician, composer)
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Romantic figure)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
- Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection