Frédéric: A Prodigy

  • Birth

    Chopin was born to Mikołaj (Nicolas) Chopin, a Polonized Frenchman and to his Polish mother, Tekla Justyna Krzyżanowska in Żelazowa Wola in central Poland near Sochaczew, in the region of Mazovia, which was part of the Duchy of Warsaw. He was the third of four children; one son and three daughters (Ludwika, Izabela and Emilia).