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French composer Daniel François Esprit Auber was born in Caen in Normandy on 29 January 1782. He trained in business and also studied music, and began to write music and study with Luigi Cherubini.
He wrote a long series of mostly successful operas, the most successful of which was Fra Diavolo. He also succeeded Cherubini as director of the Conservatoire de Paris.
Auber died during the Paris Commune upheaval on either 12 or 13 May 1871, aged eighty-nine.
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