Born: June 6, 1840, London, England.
Died: March 31, 1901, Verona, Italy.
Buried: St. Cross Church, Holywell, Oxford, England.
Blinded in one eye by a childhood accident, Stainer served as chorister at St. Paul’s, and organist at St. Michael’s College, Tenbury, and Christ Church, Oxford.
He founded the Oxford Philharmonic Society in 1866, was knighted in 1888, and became a professor of music at Oxford in 1889.