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Haydn is born in Rohrau, Austria
Sent to Vienna to sing in the choir at St. Stephens Cathedral
Let go from St. Stephens due to changing voice
Named Kapellmeister at Esterhazy ct.
Establishes publishing contract in London
commissioned to write Paris symphonies
Dies in Vienna home
Travels to Germany, where he meets the young Ludwig van Beethoven
Prince Nikolaus dies, leaving Haydn free to travel
Beethoven begins studies with Haydn
Marries Maria Anna Keller
Writes "Missa Sancti Nicolai", mass No. 6 in G major
Writes the six string quartets that make up Op.20
Writes Piano Sonata in C minor
Writes Symphony No. 45 "Farewell Symphony"
Writes first large scale oratorio, "Il Ritorno di Tobia"
Artaria & Co. publishes Op. 33 String Quartets
Writes orchestral masterpiece "The Seven Last Words of Christ", commissioned by a Spanish cathedral
Writes the 2nd of 12 London Symphonies, the "Surprise Symphony" in G major
Writes "Military Symphony" No. 100 in G Major during his second stay in London
First performance of "The Creation"
First performance of "The Seasons"
Napoleon's forces siege Vienna
Writes what will become the Austrian and then German national anthem
Mozart moves to Vienna where he meets and befriends Haydn
Works as freelance musician around Vienna
Leaves Esterhazy ct. for London
Resumes Esterhazy patronage, but writes less
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