Sullivan, Sir Arthur (Seymour )
- Arthur Jacobs
(b Lambeth, London, 13 May 1842; d London, 22 Nov 1900). English composer and conductor of mainly Irish descent. His maternal grandmother was Italian; suggestions of a partly Jewish descent are unsupported by evidence. Though he composed in a great variety of musical genres, his widest and most durable fame was won in operetta, especially in partnership with the dramatist and satirist W.S. Gilbert (...