Sir George Grove (1820-1900)

Was an English historian, musicologist, and biblical scholar whose fame as a writer on music was achieved with the "Dictionary of Music and Musicians" (four volumes, London, 1879-89), a work that has gone through many editions and revisions.  The latest edition, title "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians" (1980), was expanded to twenty volumes and utilized the latest in research techniques and computer technology.