A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Francesco Maria Veracini

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February 1, 1690: Francesco Maria Veracini is born at via Pallazzuolo 30 in Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the son of Agostino Veracini, a pharmacist and undertaker.  Agostino is one of the few Veracinis who does not play the violin.
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August 7, 1758: Francesco Maria Veracini (68) assumes duties as maestro di cappella for the Theatine Fathers of San Gaetano in the church of San Michele agl’Antinori, Florence, a post he will hold until his death.
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October 6, 1765: Francesco Maria Veracini (75) is soloist in several violin concertos at the Florentine court. Although he is a native of the city, it is his first performance there.
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November 15, 1766: Francesco Maria Veracini (76) appears as a violin soloist for the last time, at the grand-ducal court in Florence.
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May 12, 1767: Francesco Maria Veracini (77) conducts at the annual festival of San Pancrazio at that saint’s church in Florence where he is primo maestro di cappella. It is his last performance.
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October 31, 1768: 19:00 Francesco Maria Veracini dies in Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany, aged 78 years, eight months and 30 days.
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November 1, 1768: The earthly remains of Francesco Maria Veracini are placed in the family sepulchre in Chiesa d'Ognissanti, Florence.