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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Robinson, Sir William Cleaver Francis (1834–1897), colonial governor and composer

Geoffrey Bolton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 957 words.

Robinson, Sir William Cleaver Francis (1834–1897), colonial governor and composer, born in Rosmead, co. Meath, Ireland, on 14 January 1834, was one of the six sons of Admiral Hercules...

Smyth, Dame Ethel Mary (1858–1944), composer, writer, and suffragist

Elizabeth Kertesz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Politics; Gender and Politics. 3816 words.

Smyth, Dame Ethel Mary (1858–1944), composer, writer, and suffragist, was born on 22 April 1858 at 5 Lower Seymour Street, London, the fourth of the eight children of Major-General John...

Walker, James J.

James J. Connolly.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Composition. 1174 words.

Walker, James J. (19 June 1881–18 November 1946), Tin Pan Alley songwriter and mayor of New York City, known as Jimmy Walker, was born James John Walker in New York City, the son of William...

Ward, John (bap. 1590, d. 1638), composer and administrator

Ian Payne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Composition. 1022 words.

Ward, John (bap. 1590, d. 1638), composer and administrator, was baptized on 15 February 1590 at St Mary Bredman, Canterbury. His parents are not named in the baptismal record, but a...