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Twinkle Toes: Jean-Baptiste Lully (22 March 1687)

#17 Twinkle Toes: Jean-Baptiste Lully (22 March 1687)

Jean-Baptiste Lully, the Italian-born French composer, instrumentalist, and dancer spent his life’s work under the court of Louis XIV of France; he is considered to be a master of the French Baroque Style.

He lost his life as a result of a gangrenous blister that developed following an accidental piercing to his foot with a staff he used to conduct the Latin hymn Te Deum.

Conducting by tapping a staff on the floor was quite common and despite his alarming injury he fiercely rejected leg amputation as he desired to continue dancing.

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