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Gerard Hoffnung (1925–1959) by Peter Keen, late 1950s © Peter Keen; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hoffnung, Gerard [formerly Gerhardt] (1925–1959), cartoonist and musical humorist, was born in Grünewald, Berlin, on 22 March 1925, the only child of German-Jewish parents, Ludwig Hoffnung, a wealthy grain merchant, and his wife, Hilde, a widow, whose first husband, Schnabel, was killed in the First World War. His mother was a keen amateur musician and artist who encouraged his artistic talents. From his earliest years he was interested in the macabre—fairy tales, practical jokes, and the comic drawings of the famous German illustrators and caricaturists....

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Nicholas Lanier (bap. 1588, d. 1666) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1628? Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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Lanier, Nicholas (bap. 1588, d. 1666), musician and art dealer, was baptized on 10 September 1588 in the church of Holy Trinity Minories, London. His father, John Lanier (d. 1616), was a sackbut player in the royal court band or musick, and his mother, ...

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Norgate, Edward (1581–1650), miniature painter, musician, and writer on art, was born in Cambridge, the son of Robert Norgate (d. 1587), master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and vice-chancellor of that university in 1584, and Elizabeth, daughter of John Baker of Cambridge. His father having died ...

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See Pasquali, Nicolò [Niccolò]

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Sedding, Edmund (1836–1868), architect and musician, was born on 20 June 1836, the son of Richard and Peninnah Sedding of Summerstown, near Okehampton, Devon. John Dando Sedding (1838–1891) was his younger brother. At an early age he displayed antiquarian tastes, which led to his visiting cathedrals, abbeys, and churches in ...

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Stardust, Alvin [real name Bernard William Jewry; other stage name, Shane Fenton] (1942–2014), singer and guitarist, was born on 27 September 1942 at Prenton nursing home, East End Road, Finchley, London, the son of William Richard (Bill) Jewry (1909–1967), drapery salesman, and his wife ...