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Dan Emmett
Head shot of an older man with white hair and moustache, dressed in tuxedo and bow tie.
Born October 29, 1815
Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.
Died June 28, 1904(1904-06-28) (aged 88)
Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1834–1835
Awards Songwriters Hall of Fame (1970)
Spouse(s)
Catharine Rives
(m. 1853; her death 1875)

Mary Bird (m. 1879)
Other work Songwriter

Daniel Decatur Emmett (October 29, 1815 – June 28, 1904) was an American songwriter, entertainer, and founder of the first troupe of the blackface minstrel tradition, the Virginia Minstrels. He is most remembered as the creator of the song "Dixie".

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