Person    | Male  Born 17/7/1674  Died 25/11/1748

Isaac Watts

Categories: Music / songs, Religion

Hymn-writer, poet, theologian and logician. Born Southampton. As a non-conformist he could not go to Oxford or Cambridge so went to the Stoke Newington Dissenting Academy and stayed connected to Stoke Newington for the rest of his life. Lived much of his life in rich people's houses as a private tutor to their children, or simply a family friend (reminds us of Samuel Johnson). Stayed at Abney House from 1734 until his death there in 1748. Buried in Bunhill burial ground.  "O, God, our help in ages past" - that was his.

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Isaac Watts

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Abney House

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Bunhill burial ground - 1

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Sir John Dankworth

Sir John Dankworth

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Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous

1 memorial
Ian McLagan

Ian McLagan

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Person, Music / songs, USA

1 memorial
Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre

Arts centre. Oversees the Hayward Gallery, the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Saison Poetry Library, and the Arts Council Collection.

Group, Music / songs, Theatre

2 memorials
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, Theatre

1 memorial
Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Musician and songwriter. Born Liverpool. One of the four Beatles. March 1969 married Linda Eastman.

Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous

3 memorials