Claude Debussy was a French composer during the Impressionist period of Painting, Music and actually art of all kinds. He was born in 1862 and died ins 1918. During his lifetime he had many popular and famous pieces. One of his earlier works, Suite Bergamasque, contained a popular piece Clair de Lune. This composition shows some of the influence of Wagner who was one of his patrons. Clair de Lune by Debussy has been said to also demonstrate a certain puzzlement. He also enjoyed the patronship of von Meck, a women who also sponsored Pyotr Tchaikovsky. In 1909, he was diagnosed with rectal cancer. He underwent one of the first colostomy in 1916. Unfortunately, this was only marginally successful and he died of his condition in 1918. He had only one child, a daughter by his second wife. She had several of his compositions dedicated to her. Unfortunately, she too died at a very early age during the terrible diphtheria epidemic in 1919.