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Crochet Chevalier de Saint-Georges by Suzy Dias

Crochet Joseph Bologne

France during the Revolution (1789-1799) was filled with big thinkers and action. One person who was larger than life is Joseph Bologne or the Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799). He not only defies conventional thinking, even in our own time, he was a real life hero of epic proportions!  The next time you think of the great composers of classical music, remember the Chevalier de Saint-Georges (who came before Mozart if anyone was wondering).

Pattern

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What’s included?

☆ THIS ITEM IS A PATTERN ONLY.

☆ Easy to follow instructions with plenty of detailed photos and diagrams so you can follow stitch by stitch.

☆ Recommended for intermediate – advanced crocheters. None of the pieces or stitches are difficult, so anyone can try.

☆ Once purchased, you will immediately receive a PDF digital file.

Want the finished toy?
Maybe you don’t have time to crochet this yourself. I’d be happy to do it for you. Give me about 2 weeks and I can ship it any where in the world. Please contact me at suzydias [at] mail [dot] com. You can also contact me on Instagram: @suzydias1.

More info and pics

ღゝ◡╹)ノ I did a podcast on the Chevalier. You’ll learn a lot and have a good laugh. I also posted many links and pics. Click here for the Fantastically Terrible Podcast episode 15.

Crochet Chevalier de Saint-Georges

A brilliant life

☆ Joseph Bologne was born in the French colony of Guadeloupe to a wealthy plantation owner and a Senegalese woman named who was enslaved by his wife’s family and served as her personal maid. His father was very proud of his exceptional son and took him to France to study. Upon becoming a chevalier (knight), he took his father’s suffix “de Saint-Georges”.

☆ Virtuoso violinist and accomplished composer. Saint-Georges composed and published numerous operas, string quartets, concertos, and symphonies over a short span of time, from 1771-1779. He performed all his violin concertos as soloist with Le Concert Olympique, which included 6 symphonies.

☆ Conductor for Le Concert Olympique orchestra.

☆ He was nominated as the Director of the Paris Opera, but it didn’t happen due to the racism of some prima donnas (they didn’t want to take orders from a “mulatto”).

☆ Known as the greatest swordsman in Europe.

☆ U.S. President John Adams called him, “The most accomplished man in Europe.”

☆ During the French Revolution, he was the Colonel the Légion St.-Georges, a black regiment established in 1792.

References:
• Five Facts about the Chevalier de Saint-Georges
• Chevalier de Saint-Georges (wiki)
• Chevalier de Saint-Georges: The man who got under Mozart’s skin

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