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Sir William S. Gilbert
[William Schwenck Gilbert]
November 18, 1836 - May 29, 1911
William Schwenck Gilbert, militiaman, barrister, librettist and author of the Bab Ballads published in 1869, is best remembered for his twenty-five year partnership with Arthur Sullivan which produced a total of fourteen comic operas.
Gilbert was knighted by Edward VII in 1907 and died of a heart attack in 1911, at age 74, brought on from rescuing a drowning woman.
Raised. June 23, 1871
Lodge St. Machar No. 54, Aberdeen, Scotland

Source: Denslow

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