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February 23, 1685
George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel was a German-British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. Handel was born in 1685, in a family indifferent to music. He received critical musical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before settling in London (1712) and becoming a naturalised British subject in 1727. By then he was strongly influenced by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition.
August 18, 1685
Brook Taylor

Brook Taylor was an English mathematician who is best known for Taylor's theorem and the Taylor series.


January 2, 1685
Harbottle Grimston

Sir Harbottle Grimston, 2nd Baronet was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1640 and 1669 and was Speaker in 1660. During the English Civil War he remained a Parliamentarian but was sympathetic to the Royalists.
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