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Birth Name: William Schuman

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: New York

Date Of Birth: August4, 1910

Date Of Death: February 15, 1992

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

William Schuman was born on the 4th of August, 1910. He was known for being a Composer. First recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He won for his piece ‘A Free Song,’ adapted from poems by Walt Whitman .

William Schuman was born in New York. He played the violin and banjo as a child, but he was more passionate about baseball than music. He started a dance band during his high-school years called Billy Schuman and his Alamo Society Orchestra. He was a composition professor at Sarah Lawrence College from 1935 until 1945 and became president of Juilliard School in 1945. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1987.

William Schuman was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Schuman was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

William Schuman 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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William Schuman was born in the Year of the Dog.

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REAL NAME:William Schuman
BIRTH DAY:Thursday
DEATH DAY:Saturday



Zodiac Sign: William Schuman was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: William Schuman was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: William Schuman had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

William Schuman’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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