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 John Bull

John Bull

Birth
Death 13 Mar 1628 (aged 65–66)
Antwerp, Arrondissement Antwerpen, Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium
Burial Antwerp, Arrondissement Antwerpen, Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium
Plot (Former Churchyard to the South of the building).
Memorial ID 9602662 · View Source
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Composer. A virtuoso keyboard player, he was also the probable composer of the tune that became England's National Anthem, "God Save The King/Queen". In 1613 he fled to Belgium to escape charges of lewd conduct, the Archbishop of Canterbury having complained, "Bull is as famous for marring of virginity as he is for fingering of organs and virginals". He settled in Antwerp and was organist of the cathedral there when he died. Needless to say he was not the prototype of the famous fictional character John Bull, who symbolizes Britain.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 14 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9602662
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Bull (1562–13 Mar 1628), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9602662, citing Antwerpen Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp, Arrondissement Antwerpen, Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .