Wallace Hartley

About Wallace Hartley

Birth Day: June 2, 1878
Birth Place: England

Wallace Hartley

Wallace Hartley was born on June 2, 1878 in England. Remembered as the leader of the band that kept playing on after the RMS Titanic had hit an iceberg, this violinist went down with the "unsinkable" ship.
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As per our current Database, Wallace Hartley has been died on Apr 15, 1912 (age 33).

🎂 Wallace Hartley - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Wallace Hartley die, Wallace Hartley was 33 years old.

Popular As Wallace Hartley
Occupation Violinist
Age 33 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born June 2, 1878 (England)
Birthday June 2
Town/City England
Nationality England

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Wallace Hartley’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Wallace Hartley was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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Remembered as the leader of the band that kept playing on after the RMS Titanic had hit an iceberg, this Violinist went down with the "unsinkable" ship.

Before Fame

After briefly working for the Craven & Union Bank, he performed with the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bridlington Municipal Orchestra. He later made the fateful decision to become a ship musician on the Cunard and White Star Lines.


Legend holds it that the last song that Hartley instructed his eight-piece band to play as the Titanic sank into the North Atlantic was the hymn "Nearer My God to Thee." The song was also played at his funeral in England.

Family Life

The son of Methodist choirmaster Albion Hartley, he was born in Colne, Lancashire, England. At the time of his death, he was engaged to Maria Robinson, who had engraved a message on the beloved violin that remained strapped across his chest as he was drowning.

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German-American businessman and Politician Isidor Straus was another victim of the Titanic disaster.

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