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Wade, John Francis

Born: 1711 AD
Died: 1786 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Songwriter

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.