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John Stafford Smith
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Born in Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Born on 30th of March 1750
Died on 21st of September 1836

Born 1750. Died 1836 - Composer and musical scholar.

Composed the tune for the American National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.

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