Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh was born in this house on 22nd November 1913. He began composing prolifically as a child and much of his inspiration came from the sunrise and far reaching sea views from his bedroom window. Britten's status as one of the greatest English composers of the 20th Century is now secure among professional critics. Having previously declined a knighthood, Britten accepted a life peerage on 2 July 1976 as Baron Britten, of Aldeburgh in the county of Suffolk. A few months later he died of a heart attack. Further Information http://www.brittenpears.org The Britten-Pears Foundation