Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten bio

Birth Name: Edward Benjamin Britten

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: November 22, 1913

Date Of Death: December 4, 1976

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: English

Benjamin Britten was born on the 22nd of November, 1913. He was popular for being a Composer. Composer of opera, ballet, choral, and orchestral works. He was an influential artist within 20th-century British classical music.

Benjamin Britten was born in England. He was mentored by composer Frank Bridge after the two met at a performance of Bridge’s orchestral poem “The Sea.” Bridge found his talents impressive and taught him to place high priority on the technical side of composing. His opera “Peter Grimes” debuted in June 1945 to great commercial and critical success, equaling, if not exceeding, “La bohème” and “Madama Butterfly’s” financial and popular success.

Benjamin Britten was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Edward Benjamin Britten is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Benjamin’s Edward Benjamin Britten attended Gresham’s School, Holt and Royal College of Music.


Benjamin Britten’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Benjamin Britten’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Benjamin Britten kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Benjamin Britten was born in the Year of the Ox.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Edward Benjamin Britten
NICKNAME: Benjamin
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Benjamin Britten was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Benjamin Britten was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Benjamin Britten had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Benjamin Britten’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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