Frédéric Chopin

Birth Name:
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
Birth Date:
March 1, 1810
Birth Place:
Żelazowa Wola, Poland
Death Date:
October 17, 1849
Place of Death:
No. 12 Place Vendôme, Paris, France
Cause of Death:
Pericarditis - a rare complication of tuberculosis that causes swelling of the membrane surrounding the heart
Cemetery Name:
Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Claim to Fame:
Frederic Chopin was a Polish-born pianist and composer of matchless genius in the realm of keyboard music. As a pianist, his talents were beyond emulation and had an impact on other musicians entirely out of proportion to the number of concerts he gave — only 30 public performances in 30 years. No one before or since has contributed as many significant works to the piano's repertoire, or come closer to capturing its soul.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Cimetière du Père Lachaise

16 Rue du Repos

Paris, , 75020



Grave Location:

Division 11, Plot 10

Grave Location Description

From the intersection of Chemin Denon and Chemin Mehul, walk approximately 50 feet up Chemin Denon and Chopin’s final resting place will be on the right. Or just walk up to the crowd that is ever present.

Grave Location GPS

48.8601215265, 2.392876861331

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