Onslow, George

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Onslow, George Gender: M
André George(s) Louis Onslow
born on 27 July 1784 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )
Place Clermont Ferrand, France, 45n47, 3e05
Timezone LMT m3e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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George Onslow


French composer of English descent whose wealth, position and personal tastes allowed him to pursue a path unfamiliar to most of his French contemporaries, more similar to that of his contemporary German romantic composers. His music also had a strong following in Germany and in England. His principal output was chamber music, but he also wrote four symphonies and four operas. Esteemed by many of the critics of his time, his reputation declined swiftly after his death and has only been revived in recent years.

Onslow was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1837. He died as a result of a hunting accident on 3 October 1853 at age 69 in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

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  • Work : Prize 1837 (Knight of the Legion of Honour)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth record translated into English in "GEORGE ONSLOW (1784-1853): A STUDY OF HIS LIFE, FAMILY, AND WORKS. (VOLUMES I-II)" by Richard Nelson Franks (University of Texas at Austin, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1981), page 104: "In the year Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-Four, on the Twenty-Eighth of the month of July was baptized Andre, George, Louis Onselow [phonetic spelling], the legitimate son of the noble, very honorable, very exalted, and very influential Seigneur Edouard Onslow ... which son having been born on the Twenty-Seventh of the same month of July in the year Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-Four at half-past Eight in the Evening." (Registre de catholicite Sainte-Genes de Carmes, 3E 113 DEP Fonds I, vol. 52 (1781-1784), pt. 4 (1784), p. 74 (entry 154), Archives du Departement du Puy-de-Dome, Clermont-Ferrand).


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Personal : Death : Accidental
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (Knight of the Legion of Honour)