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Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Haydn was born

    Haydn was born
    Franz Joseph Haydn was born in the town of Rohrau, Austria.
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    Music Director

    From 1761 until 1790, Haydn was the musical director at Prince Paul Anton Esterházy's palace. Esterházy came from the wealthiest family in Hungary. Haydn was in charge of supervising and also composing music played in the palace. This job provide Haydn with financial stability, which he had not previously had.
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    During these years, Haydn composed most of his peices including Le pescatrici, Il mondo della luna, and Armida.
  • Haydn's Death

    Haydn's Death
    On this day, Haydn made his last public appearance before his death.