George Bridgetower

Violinist, Composer

1778 – 1860

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Who was George Bridgetower?

George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower was an Afro-Polish-born virtuoso violinist, who lived in England for much of his life. He was born in Biała Podlaska in Galicia, where his father worked for Hieronim Wincenty Radziwiłł, in 1778. He was baptised Hieronimo Hyppolito de Augusto on 11 October 1778.

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Born
Oct 11, 1778
Bielsko-Biała
Also known as
  • George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower
  • Hieronimo Hyppolito de Augusto
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Died
Feb 29, 1860
Peckham
Resting place
Kensal Green Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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