TIME LINE GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

IMPORTANT COMPOSITIONS AND LIFE THE GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

born in halle

february 24 1685

learnt to play the organ

1688

studied law at halle university

1702

violinist in the opera orchestra

1703

wrote nixit dominius, salve regina, armida abandonata

1707

wrote the birthday ode for queen ane

1710

who then gave him a pension of 200 pounds a years

wrote rinaldo,opera

1711

wrote rodamisto

1720

wrote sonatas de halle

1730

wrote ariodante,opera

1735

wrote the messiah

1741

this took only 23 days

wrote samson,oratorio

1743

wrote theodora,oratorio

1750

wrote jeptha,oratorio

1752

EVENTS IN THE WORLD

salem witch hunt in america

1692

his father died

1697

went to italy

1706

left italy wen to london

1710

was director of italian opera

1714 - 1726

at the royal academy

visited italy and germany

1726

composed four anthems for coronation of george 2

1727

jacobite forces entered edinburgh invaded as far as derby

1745

the music for the royal fireworks was written

1749

wrote susana,oratorio

had eye surgery which left him almost blind

1752

organised yearly concert for the london foundling hospital

1752

died in london

14 april 1759