George Dyson

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Birthday
28, 1883
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 28, 1964 (81)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
28, 1883
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 28, 1964 (81)

About

Wrote a widely regarded symphony in G major in 1937 and more than 50 pieces of liturgy for the Church of England.

Before Fame

He became a member of the Royal Fusiliers in 1914, but was sent home after experiencing shell-shock in 1916. He then signed up with the Royal Air Force and joined its military bands.

Trivia

He was the winner of the Mendelssohn Scholarship for music in 1905. He was knighted in 1941 and named a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1953.

Family Life

His son became the famous physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson, and his grandchildren would gain acclaim as science historian George Dyson and business genius Esther Dyson.

Associated With

His work was heavily influenced by that of Jean Sibelius.