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The Death of Chopin – 17 October 1849

A contemporary newspaper report on the last moments of Chopin

Frederic Chopin, ‘The Poet of the Piano’, died in Paris on 17 October 1849 – he was 39.

Here is a very moving newspaper article from November 1849 that reports on the last moments of Chopin.

historical newspaper report on The Death of Chopin

Glasgow Herald – Monday 19 November 1849

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000060/18491119/035/0004

historical newspaper report on The Death of Chopin

Evening Telegraph – Monday 01 March 1909

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19090301/128/0006

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