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Armstrong [née Cobbe], Lucie

Rosemary T. Van Arsdel.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Journalism; Religion; Keyboard; Composition. 371 words.

Armstrong [née Cobbe], Lucie (1851–1907), musician and writer on etiquette, was the daughter of Major Charles Henry Cobbe and granddaughter of General George Cobbe (b. 1782), who was...

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Boulton, Sir Harold Edwin, second baronet

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Composition. 1176 words.

Boulton, Sir Harold Edwin, second baronet (1859–1935), songwriter and philanthropist, was born at Lower Woolwich Road, Charlton, Kent, on 7 August 1859, the elder son and third of eight...

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Brooksbank [née Soutar], Mary Watson

Graham R. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Composition. 1415 words.

Brooksbank [née Soutar], Mary Watson (1897–1978), revolutionary and songwriter, was born on 15 December 1897 at 29 Shiprow, Aberdeen, the only daughter of five children born to Alexander...

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Bull, Ole

Russell C. Nelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Strings; Composition. 1828 words.

Bull, Ole (05 February 1810–17 August 1880), concert violinist, composer, and patriot, was born Ole Bornemann Bull in Bergen, Norway, the son of Johan Storm Bull, an apothecary, and Anna...

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Cameron, William [nicknamed Hawkie]

David M. Hopkin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Social and Cultural History; Composition. 1124 words.

Cameron, William [nicknamed Hawkie] (c. 1787–1851), pedlar and beggar, was probably born at St Ninians, Stirlingshire, the son of Dugald Cameron of Braemar, a mashman, and his wife, Janet...

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Cavendish, Michael

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Social and Cultural History. 754 words.

Cavendish, Michael (c. 1565–1628), composer and courtier, was the youngest of three children of William Cavendish, landowner, and his wife, Ann Cox, and a grandson of George Cavendish (b....

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Cornysh [Cornysshe], William

Roger Bowers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Composition; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 3146 words.

Cornysh [Cornysshe], William (d. 1523), composer and court impresario, is of unknown parentage. It is likely that he was close kin, perhaps even a son, of William Cornysh [Cornysshe] (d. 15...

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Denver, John

Stacey Hamilton.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Voice. 1344 words.

Denver, John (31 December 1943–12 October 1997), singer, songwriter, and environmental activist, was born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., in Roswell, New Mexico, the son of Henry John...

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Fane, John, eleventh earl of Westmorland [formerly Lord Burghersh]

K. D. Reynolds.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Composition. 1168 words.

Fane, John, eleventh earl of Westmorland [formerly Lord Burghersh] (1784–1859), diplomatist and composer, was born on 2 or 3 February 1784 at 4 Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London, the...

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Gill, William Henry

Chloe Woolley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Education; History. 1425 words.

Gill, William Henry (1839–1923), Manx folklorist and composer, was born in Marsala, Sicily, on 24 October 1839, the eldest son of Joseph Gill (1810–1876), civil engineer, and his wife,...

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