- Sophie Fuller
(b Birmingham, 1755/1756; d Leicester, March 2, 1845). English composer and artist in needlework. She ran an educational establishment for women in Leicester and published several pieces of vocal music. Her oratorio David’s First Victory was performed in 1840 at the Queen’s Concert Rooms, Hanover Square, conducted by Sir George Smart. She wrote at least two operas, The Kellerin and The White Wreath, which were never published. She is best known for her copies of famous paintings worked in embroidery that were exhibited in London from the late 1780s until her death in 1845; they were admired by Napoleon, the British royal family and Empress Catherine of Russia.