1827–1878

Introduction

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Born: Sep­tem­ber 13, 1827, Ely Place, Hol­born, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Ju­ly 1, 1878, near Ge­ne­va, Switz­er­land.

Buried: Mon­ne­tier, Sa­voy, Switz­er­land.

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Plaque in Bristol Cathedral

Biography

Winkworth spent most of her life in Man­ches­ter, Eng­land. The not­a­ble ex­cep­tion was the year she spent in Dres­den, Ger­ma­ny.

She is re­mem­bered for her nu­mer­ous trans­la­tions of German hymns. More than any oth­er sin­gle per­son, she helped in­tro­duce the Ger­man chor­ale tra­di­tion to the Eng­lish speak­ing world.

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