Napoleon Orda

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Birthday
11, 1807
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Apr 26, 1883 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
11, 1807
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Apr 26, 1883 (76)

About

Polish-Lithuanian composer and artist best known for his renowned landscapes and architectural sketches of Europe. He was head of the Italian Opera in Paris.

Before Fame

His membership in the secret student society Zorzanie while he was at the Vilnius University led to his arrest by the Russian secret police on August 27, 1826.

Trivia

He was honored with a sculpture by Ivan Holubieu that was erected in the town of his burial in 1997.

Family Life

He was born into the family of an impoverished noble who was also the marshal of the powiat of Kobryn. He married Irene Bougle in Paris.

Associated With

He studied piano under Franz Liszt.