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Purcell, Henry (1659–1695), organist and composer

Robert Thompson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Purcell, Henry (1659–1695), organist and composer, was born in London or Westminster, possibly on 10 September 1659, the third or fourth of six children of Henry Purcell (d. 1664), musician, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1699), and perhaps a cousin of ...

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