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Hugh de Quarmby MP (c.1325 - 1343)

Hugh de Quarmby was Lord of the Manor of Quarmby (Yorkshire) in the parish of Huddersfield, Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Wakefield; two miles from Huddersfield, 8 from Halifax. Po...

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Mary Beaton MP (1543 - 1606)

Mary Beaton (1543–1598) was a Scottish noblewoman and an attendant of Mary, Queen of Scots. From Wikipedia Mary was born in 1543, the third of five children of Robert Beaton, 4th Laird of ...

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George Mercer (deceased)

Jack Haggerty I'm a heartbroken raftsman, From Greenville I came; All my virtue's departed With the lass I did fain. From the strong darts of Cupid I've suffered much grief; My heart's broke asunder,...

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Anna Mercer (1855 - d.)

Jack Haggerty I'm a heartbroken raftsman, From Greenville I came; All my virtue's departed With the lass I did fain. From the strong darts of Cupid I've suffered much grief; My heart's broke asunder,...

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Odetta MP (1930 - 2008)

Odetta (1930 – 2008) was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement". Poet Maya Angelou onc...

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Karen Christenze Dinesen von Blixen-Finecke, Baroness MP (1885 - 1962)

1885-1962, forfatter. Skrev under flere pseudonymer: Isak Dinesen, Osceola, Pierre Andrézel, Tania Blixen, Peter Lawless. 17.4.1885 i Rungsted, Hørsholm sg., †7.9.1962 smst...

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Bertolt Brecht MP (1898 - 1956)

born as: Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht -------------------- Bertolt Brecht (German pronunciation: [ˈbɛɐ̯tɔlt ˈbʁɛçt] ( listen)...

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W. B. Yeats, Nobel Prize in Literature 1923 MP (1865 - 1939)

William Butler Yeats (pronounced /ˈjeɪts/; 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of ...

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Mary De Morgan MP (1850 - 1907)

Mary de Morgan (1850–1907) was an English writer and the author of three volumes of fairytales: On A Pincushion (1877); The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde (1880); and The Windfairies (1900). Th...

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson MP (1809 - 1892)

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom and is one of the most popular English poets. Much of his verse was based on classi...

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Giovanni Boccaccio MP (1313 - 1375)

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian author and poet, a friend, student, and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist and the author of a number of not...

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Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm MP (1785 - 1863)

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm (also Karl; 4 January 1785 – 20 September 1863) was a German philologist, jurist and mythologist. He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author (with his ...

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Wilhelm Carl Grimm MP (1786 - 1859)

Wilhelm Carl Grimm (also Karl; 24 February 1786 – 16 December 1859) was a German author, the younger of the Brothers Grimm. Wilhelm Carl Grimm (also Karl;[a] 24 February 1786 – 16 Decem...

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Sir Thomas Wyatt MP (c.1503 - 1542)

Sir Thomas Wyatt , Wyatt or Wiatt, born1503 died 11 October 1542 Married: Elizabeth Brooke Tomas and Elizabeth Brooke had six children: Thomas Wyatt the younger, who led a thwarted rebell...

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Geoffrey Chaucer MP (c.1343 - c.1399)

also some good info, stories and facts in here... Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22 for Geoffrey Chaucer= Pgs 154-167 (his son Thomas is directly after it ) =====================...

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William Shakespeare MP (1564 - 1616)

William Shakespeare passed away on his 52nd birthday, and the cause of his death remains a mystery. He died on April 23 (Julian calendar) which is May 4. Buried at Holy Trinity Churchyard. His wife Ann...

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Gustav Mahler MP (1860 - 1911)

Gustav Mahler (07 July 1860 – 18 May 1911). internationally celebrated Bohemian-born Austrian composer and conductor, Gustav Mahler, was best known during his lifetime as one of the leading or...

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Arnold Schoenberg MP (1874 - 1951)

Arnold Schoenberg (pronounced [ˈaːɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃøːnbɛɐ̯k]; 13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian co...

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Richard Georg Strauss MP (1864 - 1949)

Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known particularly for his operas, which include Der Ros...

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Edvard Grieg MP (1843 - 1907)

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843-1907) komponist. Foreldre: Kjøpmann, visekonsul Alexander Grieg (1806–75) og musikkpedagog Gesine Judithe Hagerup (1814–75). Gift 11.6.1867 med sanger,...

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Jacques Jacob Offenbach MP (1819 - 1880)

La Belle Helene - La Vita è Bella - Barcarolle , Orpheus in the Underworld Overture , "Orphée aux Enfers" Galop Infernal (Can can) , "La belle Hélène" Overture . J...

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Richard Wagner MP (1813 - 1883)

Tristan und Isolde - Prelude , Die Walküre: "The Ride of the Valkyries" Act III (Boulez) , Flying Dutchman - Overture , Faust Overture , Parsifal Act I Prelude_1 .

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George Harrison MP (1943 - 2001)

George Harrison was an English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist in The Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", Harrison em...

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Paul Simon MP

One of the most paradoxical figures in rock-and-roll history, Paul Simon exemplified many of the principles against which the music initially reacted. From his first big hit, “The Sounds of Sile...

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Johnny Cash MP (1932 - 2003)

Johnny Cash , born John R. Cash , (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential Ame...

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Bobby Darin MP (1936 - 1973)

Grammy winning singer, songwriter and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin aimed at the American dream. He married a teen movie queen, but then found out that his sister was really his mother, and died y...

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John Lennon MP (1940 - 1980)

John Lennon achieved worldwide fame in the 1960s as a singer, songwriter and guitarist in one of the most successful bands of all time - The Beatles . He is credited as being the original and founding ...

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Elvis Aron Presley MP (1935 - 1977)

Elvis Aaron Presley , in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillbor...

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Frank Vincent Zappa MP (1940 - 1993)

Composer, guitarist, singer, and bandleader Frank Zappa was a singular musical figure during a performing and recording career that lasted from the 1960s to the '90s. His disparate influences included ...

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Bruce Springsteen MP

New Jersey, United States

In his long, successful career, Bruce Springsteen has balanced many roles, including rock star, folk singer, song-writer, cultural icon, and social activist, as well as family man. An award-winning sin...

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Bob Marley MP (1945 - 1981)

Nesta Robert Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981), more widely and commonly known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer, songwriter and guita...

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Joni Mitchell MP

Joni Mitchell , CC, (born Roberta Joan Anderson; November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter.[1] Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her native Western Canada and then...

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Nat King Cole MP (1919 - 1965)

Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. Although an ac...

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Hank Williams (1923 - 1953)

An American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as among the greatest country music stars of all time. Hank Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, was...

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David Van Cortlandt Crosby MP

Los Angeles, CA, United States

David Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of three bands: The Byrds, Crosby, Stills ...

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Harry Belafonte MP

Links "Jamaica Farewell" (original version on Youtube) - Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte - A Site of Sites Harry Belafonte at Wikipedia Harry Belafonte AKA Harold George Belafonte at nndb B...

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Mae West MP (1893 - 1980)

Mae West (1893–1980) was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol. For her contribution to the film industry, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street...

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Miss Peggy Lee (1920 - 2002)

Peggy Lee (1920 – 2002) was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to sing...

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Nina Simone MP (1933 - 2003)

Dr. Nina Simone was born 21 February 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina and died 21 April 2003 in Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France . Her birth name was Eunice Kathleen Waymon and she was also...

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