John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa bio

Birth Name: John Philip Sousa

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: Washington, DC

Date Of Birth: November 6, 1854

Date Of Death: March 6, 1932

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

John Philip Sousa was born on the 6th of November, 1854. He was famous for being a Composer. Known as the American March King, he is remembered for “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” His song “Semper Fidelis” became the United States Marine Corps’ official march.

John Philip Sousa was born in Washington, DC. He was leader of The President’s Own band for five presidents, beginning with Rutherford B. Hayes and ending with Benjamin Harrison . He traveled Europe and Australia after serving as Marine Band director for 12 years. He perfected the brass instrument the sousaphone while abroad.

John Philip Sousa was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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John Philip Sousa was born in 1850s.

John Philip Sousa 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".


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

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Personal Life

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John Philip Sousa was born in the Year of the Tiger.

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REAL NAME: John Philip Sousa



Zodiac Sign: John Philip Sousa was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: John Philip Sousa was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: John Philip Sousa had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

John Philip Sousa’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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