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Benjamin Franklin
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246 (21 September 1771) | view
American statesman, scientist and amateur musician. By trade a printer, Franklin is best known as a statesman. He played the harp, the guitar and the glass dulcimer, and invented an improved form of the musical glasses which he called the armonica. It was Franklin’s armonica that the virtuosa Marianne Davies, who knew the Mozarts both in London and in Italy, played on. Lit.: Sparks, The Works of Benjamin Franklin; Sonneck, ‘Benjamin Franklin's Musical Side’; Lichtenwanger, ‘Benjamin Franklin on Music’; Oxford Music Online.
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