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John Philip Sousa
photographed c. 1900


 (so͞o′zə, -sə), John Philip Known as "the March King." 1854-1932.
American bandmaster and composer who wrote comic operas and marches such as Stars and Stripes Forever (1897).
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(Biography) John Philip. 1854–1932, US bandmaster and composer of military marches, such as The Stars and Stripes Forever (1897) and The Liberty Bell (1893)
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(ˈsu zə, -sə)

John Philip, 1854–1932, U.S. band conductor and composer.
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