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Francesca Caccini

aka: La Cecchina
borndied
15871641
an Italian composer, singer, lutenist, poet, and music teacher of the early Baroque era. She was also known by the nickname "La Cecchina" She was the first woman to compose opera and probably the most prolific woman composer of her time.
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Giulio Caccini

borndied
1551, Oct 81618, Dec
an Italian composer, teacher, singer, instrumentalist and writer of the very late Renaissance and early Baroque eras. He was one of the founders of the genre of opera, and one of the single most influential creators of the new Baroque style. He was also the father of the composer Francesca Caccini.
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Turlough Carolan

aka: O'Carolan
borndied
16701738, Mar 25
a blind early Irish harper, composer and singer whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition. Although not a composer in the classical sense, Carolan is considered by many to be Ireland's national composer. Harpers in the old Irish tradition were still living as late as 1792, and ten, including Arthur O'Neill, Patrick Quin and Donnchadh Ó Há...
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Isabella Colbran

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1785, Feb 21845, Oct 7
a Spanish opera singer known in her native country as Isabel Colbrandt. Many sources note her as a dramatic coloratura soprano but some believe that she was a mezzo-soprano with a high extension, a soprano sfogato. She collaborated with opera composer Gioachino Rossini in the creation of a number of roles that remain in the repertory to this day. She was als...
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Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois

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1749, Jun 191796, Jun 8
a French actor, dramatist, essayist, and revolutionary. He was a member of the Committee of Public Safety during the Reign of Terror and, while he saved Madame Tussaud from the Guillotine, he administered the execution of more than 2,000 people in the city of Lyon. May 1794 saw assassination attempts on both Collot and Maximilien Robespierre. As Collot was a...
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Henry Cooke

borndied
1616, Jul 131672
an English composer, actor and singer. At the outbreak of the English Civil War he was a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal and joined the Royalist cause, in the service of which he rose to the rank of Captain. With the Restoration of Charles II he returned to the Chapel Royal as Master of the Children and was responsible for the rebuilding of the Chapel and the ...
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Jean Coralli

aka: Giovanni Coralli Peracini
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1779, Jan 151854, May 1
a French ballet dancer and choreographer, best known for collaborating with Jules Perrot in creating Giselle (1841), the quintessential Romantic ballet of the nineteenth century. As a child he studied at the ballet school of the Paris Opera but chose to go to Vienna to make his debut as a dancer and choreographer. He danced for a short while at the Pa...
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Jean-Francois Coulon

aka: Jean-François
borndied
17641836
a French ballet dancer and teacher. After a career at the Opéra de Paris, he founded his school at the start of the 19th century and became one of the most renowned ballet teachers in Europe. Made professor of the "classe de perfectionnement" at the Opéra in 1807, his students included Geneviève Gosselin, Louis Henry, Marie Quériau, Pauline Duvernay, Alb...
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Tom Cribb

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1781, Jul 81848, May 11
an English bare-knuckle boxer of the 19th century, so successful that he became world champion. Cribb was born near Bristol but moved to London before starting professional fighting. He undertook a series of fights between 1805 and 1812 when he retired, becoming a coal merchant and then publican. His career has been commemorated with the name of a pub and in...
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