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|Austrian composer, Franz Schubert, was born in Himmelpfortgrund. He was the last master of the Viennese Classical school who wrote more than 500 songs, 9 symphonies as well as a variety of other works, before dying at the age of 31. His work did not become popular until after his death.
|English writer, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was born in London. She was the author of the classic novel, Frankenstein.
|Italian composer, Gaetano Donizetti, was born in Bergamo. He was a famous composer of opera. His most famous work was 'Lucia di Lammermoor'.
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