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Name: Edward German  
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Date of Birth: 17th February 1862
Place of Birth: Whitchurch, Shropshire, England, UK
Profession: Composer
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Sir Edward German (17 February 1862 - 11 November 1936) was a musician and composer. He studied at the Royal Academy, was musical director of the Globe Theatre and composed popular music for plays such as Richard III and Nell Gywnn.

When Arthur Sullivan died in 1901, German finished Sullivan's uncompleted The Emerald Isle. He later wrote several operettas, the most famous of which is Merrie England. He was knighted in 1928.

He is buried in the Whitchurch, Shropshire cemetery, where the grave is signposted.

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