BOOK GLOUCESTER HOTELS

Featured Destination

December 2017: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
More Uk destinations

John Stafford Smith
- Favourite Briton.

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.

Buried here

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to John Stafford Smith?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

3399 views since 21st January 2008

Brit Quote:
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite - GK Chesterton
More Quotes

On this day:
Henry VIII ex-communicated - 1538, 1st Bowler Hats go on sale - 1849, The Wright Brothers take Flight - 1903, Mary Bell found Guilty - 1968, IRA bomb Harrods - 1983, Work begins on the Channel Tunnel - 1988, Ian Huntly found Guilty of Soham Murders - 2003
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages