O for a Muse of Fire!

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cultureunseen:

Le Mozart Noir; Monssieur Joseph de Bologne (Boulogne) - le Chevalier de Saint Georges or Saint George (December 25, 1745 – June 10, 1799).

Beloved and generous Colonel of the ‘Légion St.-Georges, the first all-black regiment in Europe, fighting on the side of the Republic during the French Revolution. 
A champion swordsman, a virtuoso violinist and fencer, revered composer and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris.

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