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Blanke, John (fl. 1507–1512), royal trumpeter

Miranda Kaufmann

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/107145

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Blanke, John (fl. 1507–1512), royal trumpeter, was employed as a musician at the courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII, making his first recorded appearance there in 1507. He is thought to have been of African descent, but his age, place of birth, and parentage are unknown. His surname may have originated as a nickname, derived from the word ...

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