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Bridgetower, George Augustus Polgreenlocked

(1780–1860)
  • W. B. Squire
  • , revised by David J. Golby

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Bridgetower, George Augustus Polgreen (1780–1860), violinist, was apparently born on 29 February 1780 (though some authorities give 11 October 1779) at Biała in Poland. He was the son of an African father, who went by the names of John Frederick or Friedrich de August Bridgetower...

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