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About the study
History of the name
Dr Nathaniel BLISS MA FRS 1700 - 1764, son of a Gloucestershire clothier was the fourth Astronomer Royal.
Sir Arthur BLISS, composer and conductor, was Master of the Queen's Musick 1953 - 75. His widow Lady Trudi is still a member of the BLISS Family History Society. see http://www.geocities.com/hansenk69/bliss.html
Cornelius BLISS, a financier and politician of New York, refused the invitation to stand for the Vice Presidency in 1900 and so missed the opportunity of becoming President of the United States when President McKinley was gunned down in 1901.