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Clark, Frederic Horacelocked

(?1860–27 January 1917)
  • Robert Andres

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Clark, Frederic Horace (?1860–27 January 1917), and Anna Steiniger (19 April 1848– December 1891?), pianist, were born, respectively, in Liebeshain, Illinois, and Magdeburg or Potsdam, Prussia. Clark (whose literary pseudonym was Leopold St. Damian) claimed in Liszts Offenbarung (Liszt’s revelation [1907]) that he was born in Liebeshain, but the town, supposedly near Chicago, is not to be found on any historical map. Little is known about their parents except that Clark’s father was apparently a member of the governing board of the Northwestern Railways, Steiniger’s father was a captain in the Prussian army and an instructor at (later also in charge of) the Royal Artillery School, and her mother was the daughter of a Lutheran preacher....

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