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Clagget, Charles (1740?–c. 1795), musician and inventor of improvements for musical instruments

Fiona M. Palmer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/5427

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Clagget, Charles (1740?c. 1795), musician and inventor of improvements for musical instruments, was born in Waterford, Ireland, probably in 1740. This date of birth was preferred by The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, but Edmund van der Straeten believed he was born about 1755. Part of the reason for the dearth of accurate biographical information may be confusion with his brother ...

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