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Kinkel [née Mockel], Johanna (1810–1858), music teacher and exile  

Rosemary Ashton

Kinkel [née Mockel], Johanna (1810–1858), music teacher and exile, was born at 13 Josephstrasse, Bonn, on 8 July 1810. Her father, a schoolmaster, encouraged her musical talent; she was taught piano by Beethoven's instructor, Franz Anton Ries. In 1832 Johanna married a music publisher, ...

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Lennon, John Ono (1940–1980), musician, composer, and political activist  

Richard Middleton

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 Julia Stanley (1914–1958), a cinema usherette, and Alfred (Freddy) Lennon (1912–1976), a merchant seaman. Three half-sisters were born to his mother subsequently, including ...

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Lennon, John Ono (1940–1980)  

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John Ono Lennon (1940–1980) by Annie Leibovitz, 1970 © Annie Leibovitz; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robeson, Paul Leroy (1898–1976), actor, singer, and political activist  

Hakim Adi

Robeson, Paul Leroy (1898–1976), actor, singer, and political activist, was born on 9 April 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. He was the youngest of five children and fourth son of William Drew Robeson (1845–1918), a former runaway slave and Presbyterian minister, and his wife, ...

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Robeson, Paul Leroy (1898–1976)  

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Paul Leroy Robeson (1898–1976) by Madame Yevonde, 1930s © Yevonde Portrait Archive; collection National Portrait Gallery, London