Born: February 24, 1766, Bristol, England.
Died: October 11, 1837, London, England.
Buried: East Finchley Cemetery, London, England.
Samuel was the son of hymnist Charles Wesley.
He is known mainly as a composer and organist. He was a highly regarded musician in his time, but enjoyed little financial success.
He was a great admirer of Bach, and was one of the leaders in the Bach revival movement in England.
Wesley wrote his first oratorio, Ruth, at age 8. His other works include: