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Frederic Chopin on his deathbed, Paris 1849 whispered a request that would become a legend: "Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland". He wanted the symbol of his soul to rest in his native land after his self-imposed exile to France.
Scientists, politicians and the Archbishop of Warsaw exhumed the preserved heart of Frederic Chopin in a midnight ceremony.
The heart was sealed in what is believed to have been a jar of cognac and smuggled into the Polish city before being interred in a pillar at the Holy Cross Church
Considered Poland's greatest composer, Frédéric Chopin focused his efforts on piano compositions and was a strong influence on composers who followed him.