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Claude Achille Debussy. August 22 , 1862 - March 25 , 1918. About Him. Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye in 1862 on August 22. His parents owned a china shop. Debussy began music instruction when he was nine years old. At age ten Debussy entered the Paris Conservatoire.

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Claude achille debussy

Claude Achille Debussy

August 22 , 1862 - March 25 , 1918


About him
About Him

  • Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye in 1862 on August 22.

  • His parents owned a china shop.

  • Debussy began music instruction when he was nine years old.

  • At age ten Debussy entered the Paris Conservatoire


Claude achille debussy
Dubussy was a French composer.He was one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music.


His music is noted for its sensory component and for not often forming around one key or pitch
- His music is noted for its sensory component and for not often forming around one key or pitch. 


Dubussy was a cheater
Dubussy was a CHEATER!!

  • At the age of 18 he began an eight-year affair with Blanche Vasnier, wife of a wealthy Parisian lawyer. The relationship eventually faltered following his winning of the Prix de Rome.

  • On his permanent return to Paris and his parents' home on the av. de Berlin in 1889, he began a tempestuous nine-year relationship with Gabrielle ('Gaby') Dupont, a tailor's daughter from Lisieux.

  • During this time he also had an affair with the singer Thèrèse Roger.

  • He left Dupont for her friend Rosalie ('Lilly') Texier, a fashion model. Soon he became he became increasingly irritated by her intellectual limitations and lack of musical sensitivity.

  •  1904, Debussy was introduced to Emma Bardac.

  • After despatching Lilly back to her father's home in Bichain on 15 July 1904, Debussy secretly took Bardac to Jersey for a holiday. 


Claude achille debussy

- Debussy died of rectal cancer in Paris on 25 March 1918.- His death occurred in the midst of the aerial and artillery bombardment of Paris during the German Spring Offensive  of World War I.