Francis Poulenc (1899–1963) was a French composer who was born in Paris and lived and worked in the 1900s. Famous for his piano music, Poulenc did not have any formal music classes until he was almost 22 years old! He played his first music piece in 1917, which sounded very light and new. Around the same time he was part of a group called Les Six, a cool group of six French composers. Poulenc would go on to travel the world, visiting exciting places through-out Europe and the Unites States! After a long and healthy career, Poulenc died peacefully in his hometown of Paris.