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 Scott Joplin

Born: November 24th, 1868

Died: April 1st, 1917

Famous For:  African American Composer and Pianist of Ragtime and Jazz, Wrote "Maple Leaf Rag"

Cause of Death:  Died from the physical and mental effects of tertiary syphilis

Burial Place:  Saint Michael's Cemetery, East Elmhurst, Queens County, New York

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