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Callcott, John Wall, composer, was born in 1766 at Kensington. He was a pupil of Handel's, and in 1806 published his Musical Grammar. He was particularly celebrated for his glee compositions, and ranks among the most eminent in the British school of music. He died in 1821, near Bristol, while insane. Sir Augustus Wall Callcott, brother, was born in 1779 at Kensington. After entering the Royal Academy as a student, he devoted his attention to portrait painting, but became known as a landscape painter. In 1806 he became A.R.A., in 1810 R.A., and in 1837 was knighted. He died in 1844.