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Luigi Boccherini

I didn't know who Luigi was until I looked it up...

And here's why I officially love him now (from Wikipedia):

In 1761 Boccherini went to Madrid, where he was employed by Infante Luis Antonio of Spain, younger brother of King Charles III. There he flourished under royal patronage, until one day when the King expressed his disapproval at a passage in a new trio, and ordered Boccherini to change it. The composer, no doubt irritated with this intrusion into his art, doubled the passage instead, leading to his immediate dismissal.

Aaaahahahahaa!! A rebel of a man after my own heart in 1761. It goes on to say he was gainfully employed after that and went on to write brilliant works after that.
In case you were worried about his well being.

Luigi kicked butt.
So does Lucca.

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