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Thomas Tallis
(1505 - 1585)

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1532 Appointed organist of Dover Priory
1539 Appointed lay-clerk of Canterbury cathedral
1540 After about 10 years of monastic employment culminating in the great Abbey at Waltham, he is pensioned off at the Dissolution of monasteries
1543 Becomes a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal
1552 Marries a Joan (family name unknown)
1555 Moves household to Greenwich
1574 Together with William Byrd, granted an exclusive licence for printing and selling of music.
1585 Dies 23 November in Greenwich, and is buried beneath the chancel of St Alfege
~1505 Born, unknown date, probably in Leicestershire, England
~1560 Tallis holds a position of the great eminence in the country; a position which later would have been called Master of the King's/ Queen's Music.
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