Francis Chassaigne

Born: 30th October 1847

Died: 21st December 1922

Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Francis Chassaigne (also known as Francisque Chassaigne) was a Belgian-born French composer of operettas, songs, and numerous pieces of dance music for piano. The English-language versions of his operettas, Le droit d'aînesse (1883) and Les noces improvisées (1886) became very popular in Britain and the United States. Chassaigne was married to the Swiss-born operetta singer Louise Roland.

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