Thomas Arne

Composer

1710 – 1778

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Who was Thomas Arne?

Thomas Augustine Arne was a British composer, best known for the patriotic song Rule, Britannia!. He also wrote a version of God Save the King, which was to become the British national anthem, and the song A-Hunting We Will Go. Arne was the leading British theatre composer of the 18th century, working at Drury Lane and Covent Garden.

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Born
Mar 12, 1710
London
Also known as
  • Thomas Augustine Arne
  • Arne, Thomas Augustine
  • Arne, Thomas
  • Thomas A. Arne
Siblings
Children
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Eton College
Lived in
  • Covent Garden
Died
Mar 5, 1778
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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