Thomas Arne
(1710-1778)

Died aged c. 68

Thomas Augustine Arne (; 12 March 1710 – 5 March 1778) was an English composer. He is best known for his patriotic song "Rule, Britannia!", which has become a second national anthem to "God Save the Queen", and the song "A-Hunting We Will Go". Arne was a leading British theatre composer of the 18th century, working at Drury Lane and Covent Garden. He wrote many operatic entertainments for the London theatres and pleasure gardens, as well as concertos, sinfonias, and sonatas.

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Thomas Arne 1710-1778 composer lived here

31 King Street, Covent Garden, Westminster, WC2, London, United Kingdom where they lived