Handel, George Friedrich
|born on||5 March 1685 (greg.) at 05:45 (= 05:45 AM )|
|Place||Halle, Germany, 51n29, 11e58|
|Timezone||LMT m11e58 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||15°19' 14°36 Asc. 16°11'|
German composer of oratorios, operas, concertos, cantatas, anthems and sonatas. He is known universally for his "Messiah," which he wrote in 25 days.
While composing his oratorio "Jephtha," his left eye suddenly failed him on 2/13/1751, perhaps from a stroke. He had suffered a stroke in 1737 and a less severe one six years later. In August 1752, he became totally blind. On 4/06/1759, at Covent Garden, Handel conducted his "Messiah" for the last time. After the sellout audience had left, the composer collapsed and was taken to his home. At 74, he was exhausted after conducting ten concerts in the month and he knew that the end was near. He said goodbye to his friends, and on 4/14/1759, London, he died.
- Health : Medical diagnosis 1737 (First stroke)
- Health : Medical diagnosis 1743 (Second stroke)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 6 April 1757 (Conducted Messiah for last time)
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Lescaut quotes M.M. Brumagne, "Haendel," for "born between 4:00 and 6:00 AM," February 23, 1685 OS. Time rectified by Kraum in AFA 7/62
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Known for "Messiah," wrote in 25 days)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
- Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection