Indelible Grace Hymnbook

William Gardiner

Born: March 15, 1770, Lei­ces­ter, Eng­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 16, 1853, Leicester, Eng­land.

Buried: Wel­ford Road Cem­e­te­ry, Lei­ces­ter, Eng­land.

Pseudonym: W. G. Lei­ces­ter.

Gardiner’s mu­sic­al gift showed it­self ear­ly: At age six, he sang a so­lo at the wed­ding of his friend’s fa­ther. He lat­er learned to play the pi­a­no and vi­o­la, and as a teen­ag­er wrote a march for troops re­turn­ing from war in Amer­i­ca. As his mu­sic­al tastes ma­tured, he be­came an ad­mir­er of Beet­ho­ven and Hay­dn. He be­came a mem­ber of the His­tor­ic­al In­sti­tute in Par­is in 1843.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal