Edvard Grieg

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Birthday
15, 1843
Birthplace
Bergen, Norway
Death Date
Sep 4, 1907 (64)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1843
Birthplace
Bergen, Norway
Death Date
Sep 4, 1907 (64)

About

Leading composer of the Romantic era. His repertoire is still used today. He was known for bringing Norwegian folk music to the world.

Before Fame

He was enrolled in the Leipzig Conservatory after family friend and violinist Ole Bull saw his talent and urged his parents to move him forward with his training.

Trivia

He had many physical ailments as a result of suffering through lung disease, pleurisy, and tuberculosis during the spring of 1860.

Family Life

His father Alexander worked as a merchant and vice consul in Bergen. His mother Gesine Judithe Hagerup was a music teacher and politician Edvard Hagerup's daughter.

Associated With

He had many admirers, including Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.