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Ralph Vaughan Williams
(1872 - 1958)

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1872 Born 12 October in Gloucestershire; his mother was related to Charles Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood
1875 His father, a clergyman, dies and the family moves to Leith Hill Place, Surrey
1890 Begins music studies: Two years at the Royal College of Music, London, then three more at Trinity College, Cambridge
1897 Marries Adeline Fisher
1903 Publishes anthology of English folk songs; intensifies folk music research with Gustav Holst and folk music collector Cecil Sharp
1914 Following the outbreak of World War I, sees action as a medical orderly and soldier
1929 Settles in Dorking, Surrey
1935 Awarded Order of Merit
1953 Marries Ursula Woods, after the death of Adeline
1958 Dies 26 August; buried in Westminster Abbey
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