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Edward German

Edward German

Fact Sheet

Musical genre:Classical  
Birthday17 February 1862
SignAquarius
Date of deathNovember 11, 1936 (age 74)
Sir Edward German was a musician and composer. He studied at the Royal Academy, was musical director of the Globe Theatre and composed popular music for plays such as Richard III and Nell Gywnn.

When Arthur Sullivan died in 1901, German finished Sullivan's uncompleted The Emerald Isle. He later wrote several operettas, the most famous of which is Merrie England. He was knighted in 1928.

He is buried in the Whitchurch, Shropshire cemetery, where the grave is signposted.