Julian Fontana

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Birthday
31, 1810
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Dec 23, 1869 (59)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1810
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Dec 23, 1869 (59)

About

Composer, lawyer, author, translator, and entrepreneur who was also a skilled musician. He translated Don Quixote into Polish.

Before Fame

He was a law student at the University of Warsaw and a music student at the Warsaw Conservatory, but fled Warsaw in 1831 following the November Uprising.

Trivia

He was a wanderer who lived in England, France, Havana, New York, and Montgeron, Paris.

Family Life

He married Camilla Dalcour Tennant in 1818. Tennant was the mother of John Rylands Library founder Enriqueta Augustina Tennant whom she had with her first husband.

Associated With

He was Frederic Chopin's close friend and music executor. The composer's two Polonaises, Op. 40, were dedicated to him.