1817–1885

Introduction

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© National Portrait Gallery

Born: No­vem­ber 13, 1817, Car­mar­then, Wales.

Died: May 2, 1885, Ken­sing­ton, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Bromp­ton Ce­me­te­ry, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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Biography

A pi­a­nist and com­pos­er, Ri­chards was ed­u­cat­ed at the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Mu­sic in Lon­don, where he lat­er taught.

He was great­ly in­ter­est­ed in Welsh mu­sic and in the Eis­tedd­fod ga­ther­ings. He is per­haps best re­mem­bered for his 1862 song God Bless the Prince of Wales.

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