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Sophia Maria Westenholz

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17591838
a German composer, musician, singer and music educator. She was born into a privileged family and spent most of her life in the courts of Schwerin and Ludwigslust, capitals of the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. She studied music with Konzertmeister J. W. Hertel in Schwerin beginning at age ten and entered the court orchestra at sixteen. The court moved from ...
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Robert Wilks

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1665 ca1732, Sep 27
a British actor and theatrical manager who was one of the leading managers of Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in its heyday of the 1710s. He was, with Colley Cibber and Thomas Doggett, one of the "triumvirate" of actor-managers that was denounced by Alexander Pope an...
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Marianne von Willemer

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1784, Nov 201860, Dec 6
an Austrian actress and dancer best known for her relationship with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and her appearance in his poetry. He immortalised her in the Buch Suleika of his late work West-östlicher Diwan; she later revealed that several of its poems were authored by her.
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John Wisden

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1826, Sep 51884, Apr 5
an English cricketer who played 187 first-class cricket matches for three English county cricket teams, Kent, Middlesex and Sussex. He is now best known for launching the eponymous Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 1864, the year after he retired from first-class cricket.
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Maria Carolina Wolf

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17421820, Aug 2
a German pianist, singer and composer. Wolf received piano and singing lessons from her father. Maria Wolf worked in the plays as an actress and singer and with her husband composed songs with piano accompaniment.
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Mary Ann Wrighten

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17511796
an English singer, actress and composer. In 1784 Wrighten published Four Ballads, as well as being credited for a few additional songs. She also wrote an autobiography entitled An Apology for he Life and Conduct of Mrs Mary Wrighten, Late a Favourite Actress and Singer, of Drury Lane Theatre, and Vauxhall Gardens.
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