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Frederick 8th Marquess of Bristol & Earl Jermyn

Frederick 8th Marquess of Bristol & Earl Jermyn

Born 19/10/1979, 41 years ago

Second from the left in the photo.  (Don't blame us for the sideways stretch.)

Person, Friend / family

1 memorial

Thomas Leverton Donaldson

Thomas Leverton Donaldson

Born 19/10/1795, 225 years ago

Architect.  Born 8 Bloomsbury Square.  Co-founder of RIBA.  Died at home, 21 Upper Bedford Place.

Person, Architecture

1 memorial

Jacqueline du Pré

Jacqueline du Pré

Died 19/10/1987, 33 years ago

Cellist. Born Jacqueline Mary du Pré in Oxford. Her musical training began with lessons from her mother, before she enrolled at the London Violoncello School at the age of five. She made her debut ...

Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous

3 memorials

Sidonie Goossens

Sidonie Goossens

Born 19/10/1899, 121 years ago

Harpist, known as Annie. Born at 78 Seaview Road, Liscard, Cheshire.  Daughter of Eugene Goossens.   Her career began in London theatres and at the age of 16, she joined the London Symphony Orchest...

Person, Music / songs

1 memorial

Leigh Hunt

Leigh Hunt

Born 19/10/1784, 236 years ago

Poet. Born Southgate. Named 'James Henry Leigh Hunt' after the Duke of Chandos, James Henry Leigh, who was employing Hunt's father, a preacher, as tutor to his nephew at the time of Hunt's birth. F...

Person, Literature, Poetry

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