|Birth Day||October 22, 1811|
|Age||208 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jul 31, 1886 (age 74)|
He learned from Carl Czerny, who had been taught by Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Nepomuk Hummel.
He was the Inventor of the symphonic poem and one of the best-known members of the New German School, or Neudeutsche Schule. He also transcribed numerous pieces by other composers for the piano, leading to their enhanced popularity.
He was in a long-term relationship with Countess Marie d'Agoult, with whom he lived from 1835 until 1839. They had three children together, daughters Blandine and Cosima and son Daniel.