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About Henry Purcell
Henry Purcell was a renowned English composer and organist widely regarded as one of the greatest English composers of all time. Some of his notable works include The Fairy-Queen, King Arthur, Ode to St. Cecilia and Come Ye Sons of Art.
He fathered six children with his wife Frances Peters.
He was either 35 or 36 years old when he died suddenly in 1965. The real cause of his untimely death was never known. Numerous rumors surround the cause of his death, one of which is that he died from a chill. According to the rumors, he caught the chill after his wife locked him out of their house when he came home very late one night.
Only two of his six children survived him.
He reportedly began composing when he was only nine years old.
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Henry Purcell's Popularity
Henry Purcell was a famous English composer, who was born on September 10, 1659. As a person born on this date, Henry Purcell is listed in our database as the 24th most popular celebrity for the day (September 10).
People born on September 10 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Henry Purcell is the 889th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Henry Purcell's birthday, Henry Purcell is the 1113th most famous English.
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