1746–1800

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Born: Oc­to­ber 7, 1746, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Se­ptem­ber 26, 1800, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Cen­tral Bur­y­ing Ground, Bos­ton Com­mon, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Biography

Billings was one of the first ma­jor Am­er­i­can com­pos­ers. A tan­ner by trade, he used to mark down the mu­sic he com­posed on the backs of hides on which he was work­ing.

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