George Friderick Handel (1685-1759)

By Aejones
  • Handel's Birth

    Handel's Birth
    Handel was born in Halle, Germany
  • Handel played for Frederick I of Prussia

    Handel played for Frederick I of Prussia
    This was his first major performance on the harpsicord
  • Handel started studing law

    Handel started studing law
    Handel started studying law due to his father's wishes that he would practice law instead of music.
  • Handel accepted a position as violinist and harpsichordist in the orchestra of the Hamburg Oper am Gänsemarkt.

    Handel accepted a position as violinist and harpsichordist in the orchestra of the Hamburg Oper am Gänsemarkt.
  • Handel's first two operas, Almira and Nero, were produced

    Handel's first two operas, Almira and Nero, were produced
  • Handel moved to London and became Kapellmeister to German prince Georg

    Handel moved to London and became Kapellmeister to German prince Georg
  • Handel became house composer at Cannons in Middlesex, England

    Handel became house composer at Cannons in Middlesex, England
  • Handel was commissioned to write four anthems for the Coronation ceremony of King George II

    Handel was commissioned to write four anthems for the Coronation ceremony of King George II
  • Handel wrote his last and greatest major work, The Messiah

    Handel wrote his last and greatest major work, The Messiah
  • Handel died in London

    Handel died in London
    Cause of death is not documented.