1698, Sep 81787, Aug 5
a French composer and violinist. In 1744, he and François Rebel, his lifelong colleague and friend, were appointed inspecteurs musicaux (music directors) of the Paris Opéra—centre of the French music world—becoming responsible for all phases of its management in 1757. His surviving compositions include two books of violin sonatas, 10 operas (including one about the life of Skanderbeg) and some ballets, created jointly with Rebel.
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02/07/1668-Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of Francois Francœur's Ballet of Peace 
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