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CAMPENHOUT Francois van (C-7)

05/02/1779, Brussels, Belgium - 24/04/1848, same place

Belgian opera singer, conductor and composer. He composed the music for the Belgian national anthem, "La Brabançonne". He worked initially as an office clerk, but soon pursued a career as a musician. After he had been a violist at the Théâtre de la Monnaie (or Muntschouwburg) in Brussels for a while, he started a career as a tenor at the Opera in Ghent. This was the beginning of a successful opera career, which brought him to Brussels, Antwerp, Paris, Amsterdam, The Hague, Lyon and Bordeaux. In 1828, he ended his career as a singer and became conductor in Brussels. Campenhout wrote a large number of works: operas, ballets, symphonies and choir music.

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