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Offenbach's father, born Isaac Eberst (though this is unconfirmed) in Offenbach am Main around 1780, took the name Offenbach due to the Napoleonic edict of 1807 when he was already in Deutz where he moved in 1802. He was a man of many talents who worked as a bookbinder, translator, publisher, music teacher and composer and became a cantor some 30 years later, and himself wrote several works, including a well known Haggadah (Passover home service). In 1816 the family moved to Cologne , where his son Jacob (changed to Jacques when he arrived to study in Paris) was born in 1819. He married Hérminie D'Alcain, the daughter of the Spanish Ambassador, and allegedly converted to Catholicism, [1] though no parish records exist to confirm this. They had four children.

Jacques Offenbach (20 Juin 1819 – 5 October 1880) wis a German-born French componer, cellist an impresario o the romantic period . He is remembered for his nearly 100 operettas o the 1850s–1870s an his uncompletit opera The Tales o Hoffmann . He wis a pouerfu influence on later componers o the operetta genre, parteecularly Johann Strauss, Jr. an Arthur Sullivan . His baist-kent wirks wur continually revived during the 20t century, an mony o his operettas continue tae be staged in the 21st. The Tales o Hoffman remains pairt o the staundart opera repertory.

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