Reference Entry

Beecham, Sir Thomas, second baronet (1879-1961), conductor

Alan Jefferson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Beecham, Sir Thomas, second baronet (1879-1961), conductor, was born on 29 April 1879 in Westfield Street, St Helens, Lancashire, the elder son and second child of Sir Joseph Beecham, first baronet (1848-1916), manufacturing chemist, and his wife, Josephine Burnett, née Dickins (1850-1934). The family's prosperity began with Thomas Beecham's grandfather, ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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