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Charles Burney (1726–1814)

Burney, Charles. An English author; born in Shrewsbury, April 7, 1726; died in Chelsea, April 12, 1814. He became a famous and influential musician in London; was given the degree of doctor of music by Oxford in 1769; and sacrificed time, money, and personal comfort to travel in search of material for his ‘History of Music’ (4 vols., London, 1776–89). He also wrote ‘Memoirs and Letters of Metastasio’ (3 vols., 1796). Madame d’Arblay was his daughter.