Freethought Almanac

Lighting a candle in toxic air.

December 11: Hector Berlioz (1803)

It was on this date, December 11, 1803, that French Romantic composer Louis Hector Berlioz was born in La Côte St. André, Isère. His father, a well-to-do physician, aimed his son toward a medical career, but his son missed the mark when he taught himself harmony and learned the flute and guitar. Berlioz never studied piano, but entered the Paris Conservatoire anyway. He won the Prix de Rome on the fourth try, with its accompanying pension, in 1830.

To read more, go to THIS LINK.

Originally published December 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ronald Bruce Meyer

Our Fearless Leader.


Daily Almanac


No Posts Today

Daily Almanac

Coming soon!

Follow me on twitter

@ 2020 Free Thought Almanac