Classical Era Timeline of Franz Joseph Haydn Kaylee Mills

1732

Franz Joseph Haydn was born in Rohrau, Austria.

1738

Haydn at age 6 was a clear musical talent from an early age. Haydn's parents couldn't afford to provide him with an education. He was sent to live with a nearby choirmaster and never returned home.

1740

Haydn was at the age of 8 when he moved to Vienna working for a cathedral choir.

1749

Haydn at the age of 17 was kicked out of choir and left homeless. He was known as a prankster. He started a career as a freelance musician.

1750

Haydn at the age of 18 started to study composition.

1759

Haydn at the age of 27 started to compose his first symphony.

1761

Haydn at the age of 29 appointed Kapellmeister for the Esterhazy family. He financially supported him for 29 years until 1790. Over time his popularity outside of the estate grew as well.

1791

Haydn goes to England for 4 years. He composed 12 symphonies during his time in England. One of the symphonies he composed was "The London Symphonies).

1795

Haydn goes back to work for the Esterhazys in Vienna but only for part-time.

1809

Haydn died of old age.

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