Elie-Miriam Delaborde

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Birthday
7, 1839
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 9, 1913 (74)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1839
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 9, 1913 (74)

About

Although known for his musical skills, his life was more colorful than anything he played on the piano.

Before Fame

He fled France during the 1870 Franco-Prussian War and went to London, his 121 parrots and cockatoos in tow.

Trivia

He was a painter who used the pseudonym, "Miriam."

Family Life

His birth registry does not name a father, but many believe his father was composer and pianist Charles-Valentin Alkan.

Associated With

He and Georges Bizet were close, but competitive friends, and Bizet died soon after engaging him in a swimming competition from which Bizet developed a chill.