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Jacques Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach (June 20, 1819 -October 4, 1880), composer and cellist, the creator of "La vie Parisienne" and an originator of the operetta form, a precursor of the modern musical comedy. He wrote a great deal of dance music, particularly for the can-can.

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Although completely identified with France, Offenbach was of German-Jewish origin. He is buried in the Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris, France.

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