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John Philip Sousa
  • Name: John Philip Sousa
  • Born: 11/06/1854
  • Died: 03/06/1932 (77 years old)

John Philip Sousa (/ˈssə/; November 6, 1854– March 6, 1932) was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era known primarily for American military marches. He is known as “The March King” or the “American March King”, to distinguish him from his British counterpart Kenneth J. Alford who is also known as “The March King”. Among his best-known marches are “The Stars and Stripes Forever” (National March of the United States of America), “Semper Fidelis” (official march of the United States Marine Corps), “The Liberty Bell”, “The Thunderer”, and “The Washington Post”.

Alias: “The March King” and/or the “American March King”

Birth Place: Washington, D.C.

Death Place: Reading, Pennsylvania, | nickname = “The March King” and/or the “American March King”

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