Sir William Gilbert

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a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)

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1911: Sir William Gilbert, composer and one half of Gilbert and Sullivan, died on this day
Opening with the debut of "Princess Ida," we see librettist Sir William Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) in a rage over a review stating that the new work merely repeats well-worn themes that have already appeared in their work over the past 25 years.
In 1600, the physicist Sir William Gilbert suggested that the earth was one giant magnet and there would be two points where a compass needle would stand vertically at the North and South magnetic Poles.
An astonishing range of well-known British men have been freemasons, including Sir Winston Churchill, Alexander Pope, Robbie Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Anthony Trollope, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Peter Sellers, James Davidson, Captain Robert Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton, the first Duke of Wellington, Jock Stein, William Hogarth, Sir William Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.