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Adorno, Theodor

Alan Sica.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Theory; Education; Philosophy; Composition. 1174 words.

Adorno, Theodor (11 September 1903–06 August 1969), social and political theorist, aesthetician, and atonalist musical composer, was born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund in Frankfurt, Germany,...

Arkwright, Sir John Stanhope (1872–1954), politician and hymn writer

Ian Bradley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Religion; Composition. 1535 words.

Arkwright, Sir John Stanhope (1872–1954), politician and hymn writer, was born at 11 Lowndes Street, London, on 10 July 1872, the only son (there were three daughters) of John Hungerford...

Bono, Sonny

Stacey Hamilton.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Radio; Voice. 1374 words.

Bono, Sonny (16 February 1935–05 January 1998), entertainer, songwriter, and politician, was born Salvatore Phillip Bono in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Santo Bono, a truck driver, and...

Brooksbank [née Soutar], Mary Watson (1897–1978), revolutionary and songwriter

Graham R. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Composition. 1415 words.

Brooksbank [née Soutar], Mary Watson (1897–1978), revolutionary and songwriter, was born on 15 December 1897 at 29 Shiprow, Aberdeen, the only daughter of five children born to Alexander...

Brown, Gertrude Foster

Marilynn Wood Hill.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Keyboard; Politics; Gender and Politics. 1361 words.

Brown, Gertrude Foster (29 July 1867–01 March 1956), suffragist, concert pianist, and music educator, was born Gertrude Marion Foster in Morrison, Illinois, the daughter of Lydia Ann (or...

Connell, James [Jim] (1852–1929), socialist and writer of The Red Flag

Francis Devine.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Theory; Composition. 1421 words.

Connell, James [Jim] (1852–1929), socialist and writer of The Red Flag, was born on 27 March 1852 in McCormack's Yard, Kilskyre, Crossakiel, co. Meath, Ireland, the eldest of thirteen...

Fane, John, eleventh earl of Westmorland [formerly Lord Burghersh] (1784–1859), diplomatist and composer

K. D. Reynolds.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Composition. 1166 words.

Fane, John, eleventh earl of Westmorland [formerly Lord Burghersh] (1784–1859), diplomatist and composer, was born on 2 or 3 February 1784 at 4 Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London, the...

Fay, Amy Muller

Margaret William McCarthy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Keyboard. 1726 words.

Fay, Amy Muller (21 May 1844–28 February 1928), pianist and musical activist, was born in Bayou Goula, Louisiana, the child of Charlotte Emily Hopkins and Charles Fay, both descended from...

Flower, Eliza (1803–1846), radical and composer

Kathryn Gleadle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Composition. 1076 words.

Flower, Eliza (1803–1846), radical and composer, was born at Harlow in Essex on 19 April 1803, the eldest daughter of Benjamin Flower (1755–1829), a Cambridge printer, and his wife, Eliza, null...

Freeth, John [pseud. John Free] (1731–1808), innkeeper and political ballad writer

John Horden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Composition; Political Theory; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 595 words.

Freeth, John [pseud. John Free] (1731–1808), innkeeper and political ballad writer, was born at the Bell tavern, Philip Street, Birmingham, the son of Charles Freeth, landlord of the Bell,...

Friganza, Trixie

Patty S. Derrick.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Voice; Politics; Gender and Politics. 855 words.

Friganza, Trixie (29 November 1870–27 February 1955), actress and singer, was born Brigid O’Callaghan (sometimes listed as Delia O’Callahan) in Grenola, Kansas, the daughter of Cornelius...

Halket, George (bap. 1692, d. 1756), Jacobite songwriter and schoolmaster

William Donaldson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; British History; Political History; Composition; Education. 773 words.

Halket, George (bap. 1692, d. 1756), Jacobite songwriter and schoolmaster, son of James Halket, was baptized in Banff on 6 July 1692. He completed his studies at King's College, Aberdeen,...

Hays, Lee Elhardt

Anthony Seeger and Lori Elaine Taylor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Composition; Film. 1078 words.

Hays, Lee Elhardt (14 March 1914–26 August 1981), songwriter, singer, and political activist, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of the Reverend William Benjamin Hays, a Methodist...

Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister

Douglas Hurd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; UK Politics; Conducting. 16966 words.

Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister, was born at 1 Holmwood Villas, Albion Road, Broadstairs, Kent, on 9 July 1916, the elder son of William George Heath...

Hopkinson, Francis

Harry M. Ward.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Composition. 1722 words.

Hopkinson, Francis (02 October 1737–09 May 1791), author, composer, and judge, was born in Philadelphia, the son of Thomas Hopkinson, a lawyer and Pennsylvania councillor, and Mary Johnson....

Hopkinson, Francis (1737–1791), musician, jurist, and revolutionary politician in America

P. M. Zall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; US Politics; Performance Practice and Studies; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1021 words.

Hopkinson, Francis (1737–1791), musician, jurist, and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 2 October 1737 in Philadelphia and baptized at Christ Church, son of Thomas Hopkinson...

Kearney, Peadar (1883–1942), Irish revolutionary and songwriter

Frances Flanagan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Composition. 1444 words.

Kearney, Peadar (1883–1942), Irish revolutionary and songwriter, was born at 11 Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin, on 12 December 1883, the oldest of six surviving children of John Kearney...

Lennon, John Ono (1940–1980), musician, composer, and political activist

Richard Middleton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Applied Music; Voice; Politics. 6591 words.

Lennon, John Ono (1940–1980), musician, composer, and political activist, was born John Winston Lennon at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital, Liverpool, on 9 October 1940, the only child of...

MacDonald, Joseph (1739–1763)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Music Criticism and Journalism. 3 words.

See MacDonald, Patrick

Robeson, Paul Leroy (1898–1976), actor, singer, and political activist

Hakim Adi.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice; Politics. 1776 words.

Robeson, Paul Leroy (1898–1976), actor, singer, and political activist, was born on 9 April 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. He was the youngest of five children and fourth son of...