Francis Hopkinson

(1737—1791) musician, jurist, and revolutionary politician in America

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(b Philadelphia, 1737; d Philadelphia, 1791).

Amer. composer, harpsichordist, poet, lawyer, and politician (one of signatories of Declaration of Independence, 1776). Wrote first surviving piece of mus. by an American, Ode to Music (1754).

Subjects: Literature.

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