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Johann Georg Christoph Schetky (1737-1824)

Johann Georg Christoph Schetky (1737-1824) was born in Darmstadt and after travelling around Europe as a virtuoso cellist emigrated to Britain, settling in Edinburgh in 1772 at the age of 34. He married a young artist, Mary Reinagle, and later on became a close friend of Robert Burns. He had a prominent career as a cellist and composer.