Michal Kleofas Oginski

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Birthday
25, 1765
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Oct 15, 1833 (68)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
25, 1765
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Oct 15, 1833 (68)

About

Composer, diplomat, and politician known for his 20 polonaises. He served as the Lithuanian Grand Treasurer and worked as a Russian senator.

Before Fame

He studied under Jozef Kozlowski. He also took violin lessons from Giovanni Battista Viotti.

Trivia

He and Napoleon became acquainted during his visit to Italy in 1807.

Family Life

His father Andrius was a Lithuanian nobleman and governor of Trakai.

Associated With

He and David Newman were both famous composers.