Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Forthcoming Anniversaries

Birthday of John Abernethy

3 Apr 1764: 253 years ago today the Surgeon John Abernethy, the founder of the Medical School at St Bartholomew's, London, was born. (read more...)

Birthday of James Mill


6 Apr 1773: The Scottish philosopher, historian and economist James Mill was born 244 years ago today. (read more...)

Birthday of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

7 Apr 1770: Today is the 247th birthday of the poet William Wordsworth who was born in Cockermouth in 1770. Wordsworth is known as one of the Romantic "Lake Poets" who celebrated nature and the lives of ordinary people in their work. His magnum opus was the two volume autobiographical work "The Prelude": "Was it for this That one, the fairest of ... (read more...)

The Battle of Toulouse


10 Apr 1814: On 10 April 1814 The Marquess of Wellington led a combined British, Portuguese and Spanish army to attack the Napoleonic forces at Toulouse. The battle was indecisive and only ended after news of Napoleon's abdication on 7 April reached the city. (read more...)

Death of the first Musicologist


12 Apr 1814: Charles Burney died 203 years ago today. He was one of the first serious historians of music. He had been a pupil of the composer Thomas Arne and toured Europe writing accounts of musical life in various countries. (read more...)

Francis Johnson's Birthday

Francis Johnson

18 Apr 1911: Francis Johnson was born this day in Bridlington in 1911. He was an early member of the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire and much involved in the conservation and renovation of Georgian buildings, both in the Yorkshire and nationally. His architectural practice was always based in Bridlington and has been carried on at Craven House, a former home of ... (read more...)

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