BORN 24 Sep 1837, Hamburg - DIED 8 Jan 1917, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes|
BIRTH NAME Schlesinger, Sebastian Benson
GRAVE LOCATION Nice, Alpes-Maritimes: Cimetière du Château
Sebastian Schlesinger was born in Hamburg. when he was thirteen years old he went to the USA. In Boston he studied composition with Otto Dresel. For seventeen years he was the Imperial German consul at Boston. At the same time he was an active amateur musician and composer. Later he lived in London and after that in Paris. He published over 120 songs and his work was praised by Robert Franz and Max Bruch. He died in 1917 in Nice.
corresponded with Collins, Wilkie
corresponded with Franz, Robert
|27/9/1889||Wilkie Collins is buried at Kensal Green Cemetery. According to his wishes he was buried in a simple grave. Among those present were his niece Jane Ward, Holman-Hunt, Pigott, George Redford, Edmund Yates, Charles Dickens the Younger, Frank Beard, Caroline Graves, Ada Cavendish, Arthur Pinero, Squire Bancroft, Sebastian Schlesinger, Andrew Chatto, A.P. Watt, Hall Caine and Edmund Gosse. In 1895 Caroline Graves was buried in the same grave. [Bancroft, Squire ][Cavendish, Ada][Collins, Wilkie][Dickens, Charles Culliford Boz][Graves, Caroline Elizabeth][Hunt, William Holman]|
Peters, Catherine, The King of Inventors, A Life of Wilkie Collins, Seeker & Warburg, London, 1991
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