Jean Sibelius

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Birthday
8, 1865
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Sep 20, 1957 (91)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1865
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Sep 20, 1957 (91)

About

Finnish composer whose nationalist flair helped his people gain a national identity. He was best known for his set of seven symphonies. 

Before Fame

He abandoned playing violin after numerous years of study and set out to pursue the law.

Trivia

His "Finlandia" was a musical protest against Russian censorship.

Family Life

He married Aino Sibelius on June 10, 1892, and they had five children together. His brother Christian Sibelius founded modern psychiatry in Finland.

Associated With

He followed Ludwig van Beethoven's creative process, using each successive work to further develop his own personal compositional style.