Caroline Alice Elgar

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Birthday
9, 1848
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Apr 7, 1920 (71)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1848
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Apr 7, 1920 (71)

About

Indian-born English poet whose composer husband, Edward Elgar, set many of her works, including "The Wind at Dawn" and "Fly, Singing Bird," to music. She also published an 1882 novel entitled Marchcroft Manor.

Before Fame

In her youth, she learned to play several instruments and studied under a well-known geologist.

Trivia

She met her future husband while studying the violin with him during her high school years.

Family Life

Her daughter established the Elgar Birthplace Trust in her memory.

Associated With

Her husband, Edward Elgar, is remembered for such works as Pomp and Circumstance and the Enigma Variations.