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us: Saint-Georges, Joseph Bologne, chevalier de, 1745-1799

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    • us: Bologne, Joseph, chevalier de Saint-Georges, 1745-1799
    • us: Boulogne, Joseph, chevalier de Saint-Georges, 1745-1799
    • us: Chevalier de Saint-George, 1745-1799
    • us: De Saint-Georges, Joseph Bologne, chevalier, 1745-1799
    • us: Saint-George, Joseph Bologne, chevalier de, 1745-1799
    • us: Saint-George, Joseph Bologne de, 1745-1799
    • us: Saint-Georges, chevalier de, 1745-1799
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        (naf) Guadeloupe
    • Death Place

        (naf) Paris (France)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Guadeloupe
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) France
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        (lcsh) Music
          (lcsh) Armed Forces
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Armed Forces--Officers
              (lcsh) Fencers
                (lcsh) Violinists
                  (lcsh) Composers, Black
              • Sources

                • found: Violin concertos and Two simphonies concertantes, 1981: t.p. (Chevalier de Saint-Georges)
                • found: Encyclopédie de la musique (Saint-Georges, Joseph Boulogne (chevalier) de; b. ca. 1739; d. 6/10/1799)
                • found: Le fleuret et l'archet, 2001: t.p. (le chevalier de Saint-George, 1739?-1799) p. 5 (Joseph Bologne de Saint-George)
                • found: Grove Music Online, Oct. 18, 2004 (Saint-Georges (Saint-George), Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de; b. Dec. 25, 1745, Baillif, Guadeloupe; d. June 9, 1799, Paris)
                • found: MGG, 2. Aufl. (Saint-Georges (Saint-George), Joseph Bologne (Boulogne), Chevalier de; b. Baillif, Guadeloupe, Dec. 25, 1745; d. Paris, June 10, 1799; date and place of birth established by recent research)
                • found: Wikipedia, March 2, 2015 (Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (also Saint-George) (Dec. 25, 1745, Baillif, Guadeloupe - June 10, 1799, Paris, France) was a champion fencer, virtuoso violinist, composer and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris; b. in Guadeloupe, he was the son of George Bologne de Saint-Georges, a wealthy planter, and Nanon, his African slave; during the French Revolution, Saint-Georges was colonel of the "Légion St.-Georges," the first all-black regiment in Europe, fighting on the side of the Republic; renowned fencer; he is best remembered as the first classical composer of African ancestry) {}
              • LC Classification

                • ML410.S148
              • Change Notes

                • 1980-07-17: new
                • 2016-08-20: revised
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