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Jackson, William (1730–1803), musician, painter, and author, was born in Exeter, Devon, on 28 May 1730, the son of an Exeter grocer, also named William Jackson, who squandered his 'little Fortune' (W. Jackson, Short Sketch, 58), became a clerk in the counting-house of ...

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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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Oakman, John (c. 1748–1793), engraver and writer of songs and novels, was born at Hendon, Middlesex. He received a grammar-school education and was apprenticed to the map engraver Emanuel Bowen. He left before completing his indenture, having proved troublesome to his master; furthermore, he seduced ...

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Ornadel, (Simon) Cyril (1924–2011), conductor, composer, and recording producer, was born in the maternity home at 174 Sutherland Avenue, Paddington, London, on 2 December 1924, the only son and eldest of three children of Samuel Ornadel (1896–1969), wholesale milliner, and his wife, Sarah, ...

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Ray, Sukumar (1887–1923), writer, illustrator, and song composer, was born in Calcutta on 30 October 1887, the son of Upendrakishore Ray, otherwise Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury (1863–1915), a well-known Bengali writer, illustrator, song composer, publisher, and printer, and his wife, Bidhumukhi Devi. His father was a prominent figure in the western-influenced Hindu reform movement known as Brahmoism, which flourished in ...

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Wooldridge, Harry Ellis (1845–1917), musician and artist, was born on 28 March 1845 in the parish of St Lawrence in Winchester, Hampshire, the son of Harry Wooldridge, stationer and publisher, and his wife, Emma Frances Jones. He was educated privately before starting work at ...

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Saifullah Arun (Sam) Zaman (known as State of Bengal) (1965–2015), by COCO

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Zaman, Saifullah Arun [Sam; known as State of Bengal] (1965–2015), music producer, composer, and teacher, was born on 17 April 1965 in Karachi, Pakistan, the eldest of five children of Mohammed Shah Zaman, a homeopathic doctor and diplomat, and his wife, ...