Birthday of George Frideric Handel
Friday, 23rd February 1685
George Frideric Handel was born this day in Halle, Germany in 1685. He became Kapellmeister to the Elector of Hanover, later King George I, in 1710. He moved to England in 1712 where his patrons included Lord Burlington and Queen Anne. His well known Coronation Anthems were composed for George II.