John Merbecke

(d. c. 1585)

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(b Windsor, c.1510; d Windsor, c.1585).

Eng. composer and organist. Condemned to death as heretic 1543, but pardoned. In 1550 wrote first setting of prayer‐book liturgy as authorized by 1549 Act of Uniformity. Compiled first biblical concordance in Eng. and wrote theological pamphlets and studies of Calvinism.

Subjects: Music.

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