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...Hawkins, John John Hawkins was born and died in London. He studied music and became a proficient musician and composer. From a poor background (his father was a carpenter), he made a wealthy marriage and entered the ranks of the gentry. His...
...Burney, Charles Charles Burney was born in Shrewsbury and died in Chelsea, London. He was well known in both musical and literary circles. He was a friend of Joseph Haydn, and also of Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund and Samuel Johnson Johnson...
...This French lawyer and collector was born in 1586 or 1587 in Bordeaux and died in the same city some time after 1644. He was a lawyer at the Parliament of Bordeaux and represented Spinoza, Benedictus de a Bordeaux version of Peiresc...
...Scudéry, Georges de Marseilles Sorbonne Georges de Scudéry was born in Le Havre in 1601 and spent his early years in Apt Apt, where his family originated; his father’s military career, however, caused the family to move elsewhere (he had...
...Michel de Pure was born in Lyons in November 1620 and died in Paris at the end of March or the beginning of April 1680. He was the son of a provost from Lyons and received his doctorate in theology in Paris in 1647. He became an adviser...
...Champagne Harcourt, Collège d’ La-Ferté-Milon Little Schools (‘Petites Écoles’), Port-Royal Paris Port-Royal Port-Royal-des-Champs Versailles Jean Racine, son of Jean Racine, a minor salt tax collector, and Jeanne Sconin, was born...
...Avison, Charles Jortin, John Charles Avison was born in Newcastle and died there on 9 or 10 May 1770. His father was a professional musician. Charles was educated first at home and later with Francesco Geminiani in London. He was appointed...
...Davy, Charles Charles Davy was born at Norwich, the son of Charles Davy of Ipswich, and died at Onehouse in Suffolk on 8 April 1797. He entered Caius College, Cambridge as a sizar, receiving his BA in 1742 and his MA in 1748. He also...
...Jackson, William William Jackson was born in Exeter on 29 May 1730 and died there on 5 July 1803. His early aptitude for music led him into studies probably with John Silvester, the organist of Exeter Cathedral. In 1746, he went to London...
...Wilson, James Washington, George Sully, Thomas Rush, Benjamin Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Mifflin, Thomas Mifflin, Emily “Hail Columbia” Hopkinson, Joseph Cobbett, William Chase, Samuel American Philosophical Society (APS) Adams...