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Joseph Haines

borndied
unknown1701, Apr 4
a 17th-century actor, singer, dancer, guitar player, fortune teller, and author. He wrote several plays, none of which had notable artistic or commercial success, and gave several of his best interpretations (according to Anthony Aston) in the 1690s, including Serringe the doctor in John Vanbrugh's The Relapse (1696) and the original Tom Errand in George Far...
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Charles Halle

aka: Hallé
borndied
1819, Apr 111895, Oct 25
an Anglo-German pianist and conductor, and founder of The Hallé orchestra in 1858. His first lessons were from his father, an organist. As a child he showed remarkable gifts for pianoforte playing. He performed a sonatina in public at the age of four, and played percussion in the orchestra in his early years. In August 1828 he took part in a concert at Cass...
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Joseph Haydn

aka: Franz Joseph
bornactivedied
1732, Mar 311739-18031809, May 31
a prominent and prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet". He sang for nine years in a choir at the beginning of his career.
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Philip Hayes

borndied
17381797
an English composer, organist, singer and conductor. Hayes's musical language combined a respect for late Baroque idioms as practiced by composers such as Handel, together with a clear grasp of early classical styles. He was also interested in the music of earlier generations and added considerably to the wide-ranging music library inherited from his father....
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William Hayes

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17061777
an English composer, organist, singer and conductor. As a composer he tended towards genres largely ignored by Handel—English chamber cantatas, organ-accompanied anthems and convivial vocal music—and his vocal works show an English preference for non-da capo aria forms.
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Pantaleon Hebenstreit

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1668, Nov 271750, May 15
a German dance teacher, musician and composer. Today his notability rests primarily on the pantalon, a keyboard instrument which he invented and which subsequently came to be seen by some as a precursor of the modern Pianoforte. Between 1698 and 1703 he was contracted by The Duke to work on the drama and music at the court of Weissenfels. In 1705 he traveled...
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Joice Heth

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1756 ca1836, Feb 19
an African-American slave who was exhibited by P. T. Barnum with the false claim that she was the 161-year-old nursing "mammy" of George Washington. Little is kn...
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Edmund Hinkly

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1817, Jan 121880, Dec 8
an English cricketer, best remembered for being the first man known to have taken all ten wickets in a first-class innings in an eleven-a-side game. He achieved this while playing for Kent against England XI at Lord's in 1848. His exact analysis is unknown as runs conceded were not recorded. He was a left-handed batsman and left-arm fast round-arm bowler. Hi...
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Jack Holmes

aka: Tom Tough
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unknown1800sunknown
a coachman and boxer, losing (by knockout) in 26 rounds to Bill Richmond on July 8, 1805. Credited with giving Tom Cribb, one of the leading pugilists in England, one of his toughest fights.
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Theodore Hook

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1788, Sep 221841, Aug 24
an English man of letters and composer and briefly a civil servant in Mauritius. He is best known for his practical jokes, particularly the Berners Street hoax in 1810. The world's first postcard was received by Hook in 1840, which he probably posted to himself. He spent a year at Harrow School and subsequently matriculated at the University of Oxford. His f...
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Jeffrey Hudson

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1619, Jun1682 ca
a court dwarf of the English queen Henrietta Maria of France. He was famous as the "Queen's dwarf" and "Lord Minimus", and was considered one of the "wonders of the age" because of his extreme but well-proportioned smallness. He fought with the Royalists in the English Civil War and fled with the Queen to France but was expelled from her court when he killed...
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