Charles-Marie Jean Albert Widor
1844 - Born in Lyon, France on the 21st of February.
1870 - With the combined lobbying of Cavaillé-Coll, Charles Gounod and Camille Saint-Saëns, the 24 year old Widor was appointed as organist of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, the most prominent position for a French organist.
1890 - He succeeded César Franck as organ professor at the Paris Conservatoire.
1896 - He also became composition professor.
1925 - His organ works include: ten Symphonies, Suite Latine, Trois Nouvelles Pièces, and six arrangements of works by Bach under the title Bach's Memento.
1933 - He remained as organist at St-Sulpice.
1934 - He was succeeded by his former student Marcel Dupré. Meanwhile.
1937 - Died on the 12th of March.
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