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Pate, John (d. 1704), singer

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Pate, John (d. 1704), singer, first gained notice in 1692; nothing is known of his early life. In May that year he was in the first performance of Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen, as Summer and the shepherdess Mopsa, and he also sang the spirit Kalib in ...

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