1741–1813

Introduction

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 8, 1741, Li­ège, Bel­gium.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 24, 1813, l’Ér­mi­tage, near Mont­mo­ren­cy, France.

Buried: Père-La­chaise Ce­me­te­ry, Pa­ris, France.

Grétry is re­mem­bered pri­mar­i­ly as a com­pos­er of op­er­as. Two of his best known are Zé­mire et Azor (1771) and Ri­chard Cœur de Li­on (1784).

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