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Louis Hector Berlioz 1803 - 1869

September 20, 2008

Louis Hector Berlioz 1803 – 1869 was a French Romantic composer.

Berlioz took homeopathic remedies to ease his neurasthenia, and he also tried electrotherapy.

Berlioz was a friend of Frederick Chopin, Pauline Viardot García, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Niccolo Paganini, Robert Alexander Schumann, and Wilhelm Richard Wagner.

Berlioz was a St. Simonist.

Berlioz was born in France at La Côte-Saint-André in the département of Isère, near Lyon. His father, a respecte provincial physician and scholar, was responsible for much of the young Berlioz’s education.


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