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The German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was born in 1685, the same year as Handel and Scarlatti. He was the father of 20 children.

George Frideric Handel, born in the same year ...

Thomas Hudson’s 1749 painting of George Frideric Handel, born in the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti

The English word Growler may refer to: a pseudonym of singer Errol Duke, a size of iceberg, a sound-powered telephone used on US Navy ships, a type of beer bottle, a type of horse-drawn cab, a Yorkshire artisan pork pie, an electrical device for testing electric motors, an internally transportable vehicle, a horse-drawn carriage known as a Clarence, it is the nickname of a jet fighter known as the EA-18 Growler, it is also slang for a hot dog and vagina.

Torschlusspanik is a German word meaning ‘the fear of diminishing opportunities as one grows older’.

In 1999 The German Language Society, based in Wiesbaden, nominated Rind­fleisch­eti­ket­tie­rungs­über­wachungs­auf­ga­ben­über­tra­gungs­ge­setzas its Word of The Year. It came tenth in the national contest. The winner was Millennium.

Bob Dylan’s real name is Robert Allen Zimmerman. Zimmerman is German for carpenter. For his début album, Bob Dylan (1962) Dylan recorded the song House Carpenter but it was not included on the album and he never sang it again in public.

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