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Pancrace Royer was well known French harpsichordist who published a book in 1746. He died in 1755, but I can't find the cause of death (would probably be easier if I knew French). Does anyone know of a source stating how he died?

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What sources have you found in French? The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians only says that his death was "sudden" and that he died on Jan 11, 1755. The entry lists several studies on his life in the bibliography, but they are mostly in French. –  Reina Abolofia Dec 3 '11 at 21:55
Haven't found any... –  Nate Glenn Dec 4 '11 at 20:40
Nate et al--I migrated this from Music.SE because while music history is on topic on our site, this question is a general historical fact about a person (who just happens to be a musician). –  NReilingh Dec 5 '11 at 4:00
This question may be well served #genealogy.stackexchange.com –  Ezri J. Rediker Dec 22 '12 at 17:34

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