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Attwood, Thomas

Born: 1765 AD
Died: 1838 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Composers, Organist

1765 – Born in London on the 23rd of November.

1783 – He was sent to study abroad at the expense of the Prince of Wales, who had been favourably impressed by his skill at the harpsichord.

1787 – On his return to London, he held for a short time an appointment as one of the chamber musicians to the prince of Wales.

1796 – He was chosen organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, and in the same year he was made composer to the Chapel Royal.

1813 – He was also one of the original members of the Royal Philharmonic Society.

1821 – Appointed him organist to his private chapel at Brighton.

1838 – He was composing a similar work for the coronation of Queen Victoria when he died at his house in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, on the 24th of March.