Wade, John Francis
Born: 1711 AD
Died: 1786 AD, at 75 years of age.
1711 - Born in England or in Douay, France.
- Wade fled to France after the Second Jacobite rising was crushed.
- As a Catholic layman, he lived with exiled English Catholics in France for the rest of his life. There, he taught music and worked on church music for private use.
- He is supposed to have written and composed the song Adeste Fideles also known as O Come All Ye Faithful.
1786 - Died on the 16th of August.
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