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Carl Friedrich Abel

1723 - 1787

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Carl Friedrich Abel (22 December 1723: 3  – 20 June 1787) was a German composer of the pre-Classical era. He was a renowned player of the viola da gamba, and produced significant compositions for that instrument. He was director of music at the Dresden court from 1743, and moved to London in 1759, becoming chamber-musician to Queen Charlotte in 1764. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Friedrich Abel has received more than 143,159 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Carl Friedrich Abel is the 210th most popular composer (down from 208th in 2019), the 795th most popular biography from Germany (up from 803rd in 2019) and the 32nd most popular German Composer.

Carl Friedrich Abel was a German composer and violinist. He was most famous for his violin concertos.

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Among composers, Carl Friedrich Abel ranks 210 out of 1,216Before him are Eugène Ysaÿe, Alessandro Marcello, Francis Lai, Jerry Goldsmith, Antonio Caldara, and Henri Vieuxtemps. After him are Benedetto Marcello, Johann Adolph Hasse, Ernest Chausson, Josef Suk, James Horner, and Niccolò Piccinni.

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Among people born in 1723, Carl Friedrich Abel ranks 5Before him are Adam Smith, Baron d'Holbach, Frederick V of Denmark, and Joshua Reynolds. After him are Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Adam Ferguson, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Jean-François Marmontel, Prithvi Narayan Shah, and Nicole-Reine Lepaute. Among people deceased in 1787, Carl Friedrich Abel ranks 6Before him are Christoph Willibald Gluck, Leopold Mozart, Roger Joseph Boscovich, Alphonsus Liguori, and Sophie of France. After him are Louise of France, Şahin Giray, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Pompeo Batoni, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, and William Watson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Friedrich Abel ranks 795 out of 6,142Before him are Wolfgang Schäuble (1942), Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821), Franz Joseph Gall (1758), Eduard Dietl (1890), Rudolf Schenker (1948), and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792). After him are Gudrun Burwitz (1929), Hermann Cohen (1842), Herbert Kroemer (1928), Agnes of Merania (1175), Günther Prien (1908), and Johann Adolph Hasse (1699).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Carl Friedrich Abel ranks 32Before him are Kurt Weill (1900), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), Louis Spohr (1784), Max Reger (1873), Johann Joachim Quantz (1697), and Michael Praetorius (1571). After him are Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Engelbert Humperdinck (1854), Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria (1724), Carl Stamitz (1745), Johann Christoph Bach (1642), and Friedrich Kuhlau (1786).