1674 - Born in London.
- Clarke was a pupil of John Blow at St Paul's Cathedral.
- He later became organist at the Chapel Royal. "A violent and hopeless passion for a very beautiful lady of a rank superior to his own" caused him to commit suicide by shooting himself.
- He was succeeded in his post by William Croft.
1707 - Died on the 1st of December.
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