George Frideric Handel
Person Born 1685 Died 1759
Composer. Born Halle, Germany. Became Kapellmeister to the Elector of Hanover, soon to become George I of Great Britain. Moved to London in 1712. A governor of the Foundling Hospital. Moved into Brook Street in 1723. Here he wrote many works including the Messiah, gained great celebrity and died.