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 1836

A'Beckett, W. / Sir
A universal biography : ... scriptural, classical & mythological memoirs ... with accounts of ... living characters ...
London: 1836, 3 vols.


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  Abel, Karl Friedrich (b. 1725 d. 1787)   gamba, composer
  Abell, John (b. 1653 d. 1716 a. 1679-1700)   composer, violin in the private music for the voic
  Aldrich, Henry (b. 1648 d. 1710)   divine, scholar
  Alison, Richard (a. 1592-1606)   composer, professor
  Arne, Michael (b. 1740 d. 1786)   composer
  Arne, Thomas Augustine (b. 1710 d. 1778)   composer, violin
  Arnold, Samuel (b. 1740 d. 1802)   composer, organ
  Attwood, Thomas (b. 1765 d. 1838)   composer, organ
  Avison, Charles (b. 1710 d. 1770)   composer, conductor
  Ayrton, Edmund (b. 1734 d. 1808)   organ, composer
  Baines, Thomas (b. 1622 d. 1680)   physician, professor
  Bates, Joah (b. 1740 d. 1799)   civil servant, organ
  Bateson, Thomas (b. 1580 d. 1620)   organ, composer
  Battishill, Jonathan (b. 1738 d. 1801)   organ, composer
  Beard, John (b. 1717 d. 1791)   tenor, actor
  Bevin, Elway (b. 1554 d. 1639)   composer, theorist
  Billington, Elisabeth (b. 1769)   Musikerin, singer
  Bland, Maria Theresa (b. 1769 d. 1838)   soprano, singer
  Blow, John (b. 1649 d. 1708)   child of the Chapel, composer
  Bononcini, Giovanni (b. 1670)   composer, compositore
  Boyce, William  
  Braham, John (b. 1774 d. 1856)   singer
  Britton, Thomas (b. 1644 d. 1714)   music patron, amateur musician
  Browne, Simon (b. 1680 d. 1732)   Pastor, author
  Burney, Charles (b. 1726 d. 1814)   composer, storiografo
  Butler, Charles (b. 1560 d. 1647 a. 1636)   priest, amateur musician
  Byrd, William (b. 1538 d. 1623)  
  Callcott, John Wall (b. 1766 d. 1821)   composer, theorist
  Carey, George Saville (b. 1743 d. 1807)   poet, dramatist
  Carey, Henry (b. 1689 d. 1743)   composer, dramatist
  Clarke, Jeremiah (b. 1674 d. 1707)   composer, organ
  Cooke, Benjamin (b. 1734 d. 1793)   organ, composer
  Croft, William (b. 1677 d. 1727)   musician
  Crotch, William (b. 1775 d. 1847)   composer, organ
  Davy, John (b. 1763 d. 1824)   composer
  Dering, Richard (b. 1580 d. 1630)   composer, organista
  Dibdin, Charles (b. 1745 d. 1814)   composer, poet
  Dignum, Charles (b. 1765 d. 1827)   singer, composer
  Dunstable, John (b. 1390 d. 1453)   composer, musician
  Dupuis, Thomas Sanders [Saunders] (b. 1730 d. 1796)   composer, organ
  Eccles, John (b. 1668 d. 1735)   composer
  Evelyn, John (b. 1620 d. 1706)   cast, civil servant
  Fountaine, Andrew (b. 1676 d. 1753)   Virtuoso
  Gaimar, Geoffrey (a. 1140)   minstrel, author
  Galliard, John Ernest (b. 1680 d. 1749)   composer, organ
  Garden, Mary (b. 1874 d. 1967)   soprano, vocals
  Geminiani, Francis (b. 1687 d. 1762)   musicisti
  Gibbons, Christopher (b. 1615 d. 1676)   organ, composer
  Gibbons, Orlando (b. 1583 d. 1625)   composer, organ
  Gow, Niel (b. 1727 d. 1807)   violin, composer
  Greene, Maurice (b. 1696 d. 1755)   organ, composer
  Hague, Charles (b. 1769 d. 1821)   violin, composer
  Handel, George Friederic (b. 1685)   composer, compositore
  Harington, Henry (b. 1727 d. 1816)   physician, author
  Hayes, William (b. 1706 d. 1777)   professor of music
  Hayman, Nicholas Francis (b. 1679 d. 1729)   musician, composer
  Heidegger, John James (b. 1659 d. 1749)   operatic manager
  Hill, Rowland (b. 1744 d. 1833)   preacher, hymnist
  Hook, James (b. 1746 d. 1827)   organ, composer
  Incledon, Charles Benjamin (b. 1763 d. 1826)   tenor
  Ingelo, Nathaniel (b. 1621 d. 1693)   divine, musician
  Jackson, William (b. 1730 d. 1803)  
  Jennings, Henry Constantine (b. 1731 d. 1919)   Virtuoso
  Jordan, Dorothea Bland (b. 1762 d. 1816)   actress, singer
  Kelly, Frances Maria (b. 1790 d. 1882)   singer, actress
  Kelly, Michael (b. 1762 d. 1826)   cantante, tenor
  Kent, James (b. 1700 d. 1776)   cathedral musician, composer
  Lampe, John Frederick (b. 1703 d. 1751)   composer, bassoon
  Lanier, Nicholas (b. 1588 d. 1666)  
  Lawes, Henry (b. 1596 d. 1662)   composer, gentleman of the Chapel
  Lawes, William (b. 1582 d. 1645)   composer, musician
  Leveridge, Richard (b. -1671 d. 1758)   bass, vocals
  Linley, Thomas (b. 1733 d. 1795)   composer, harpsichord
  Linley, Thomas (b. 1756 d. 1778)   violin, composer
  Locke, Matthew (b. -1622 d. 1677)   composer
  Mace, Thomas (b. 1619 d. 1709)   deaf musician
  Marbeck, John (d. 1585)   musician, theologian
  Miller, Edward (b. 1731 d. 1807)   organ, historian
  Nares, James (b. 1715 d. 1783)   composer
  Pepusch, Johann Christoph (b. 1667 d. 1752)   composer, theorist
  Purcell, Henry (b. 1658 d. 1695)   composer
  Robinson, Robert (b. 1735 d. 1790)   minister, hymn writer
  Storace, Nancy (b. 1765 d. 1817)   soprano, actress
  Storace, Stephen John Seymour (b. 1763 d. 1796)  
  Tallis, Thomas (b. 1505 d. 1585)   composer, gentleman of the Chapel
  Travers, John (b. 1703 d. 1758)   organ, composer
  Tye, Christopher (b. 1505 d. 1580)   composer, musician
  Watts, Isaac (b. 1674 d. 1748)   hymn writer, miscellaneous writer
  Webbe, Samuel (b. 1740 d. 1816)   composer, organ

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