Stanford, Charles Villiers, Sir
1852 - Stanford was born in Dublin on the 30th of September.
1862 - He came to London as a pupil of Arthur O'Leary and Ernst Pauer.
1870 - He won a scholarship to Queens' College, Cambridge.
1873 - Moving to Trinity College and succeeding J. L. Hopkins as college organist.
1874 - He was given leave of absence for part of each year to complete his studies in Germany, where he studied with Carl Reinecke and Friedrich Kiel.
- He took his BA degree.
1876 - He first became known as a composer with his incidental music to Tennyson's Queen Mary.
1881 - His first opera, The Veiled Prophet, was given at Hanover this was succeeded by Savonarola.
1883 - He was appointed professor of composition at the Royal College of Music.
1886 - He was conductor of the Bach Choir.
1887 - He was professor of music at Cambridge, succeeding Sir G. A. Macfarren.
1897 - Conductor of the Leeds Philharmonic Society.
1901 - The Leeds Festival.
1902 - He was knighted.
1914 - He published several books, including an autobiography, Pages from an Unwritten Diary.
1924 - Died on the 29th of March.
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