Carl Maria von Weber

1786 - 1826

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Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (c. 18 November 1786 – 5 June 1826) was a German composer, conductor, virtuoso pianist, guitarist, and critic of the early Romantic period. Best known for his operas, he was a crucial figure in the development of German Romantische Oper (German Romantic opera). Throughout his youth, his father, Franz Anton, relentlessly moved the family between Hamburg, Salzburg, Freiberg, Augsburg and Vienna. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Maria von Weber has received more than 966,801 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Carl Maria von Weber is the 43rd most popular composer (up from 47th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from Germany and the 11th most popular German Composer.

Carl Maria von Weber is best known for his operas, such as Der Freischütz, Euryanthe, and Oberon.

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Among composers, Carl Maria von Weber ranks 43 out of 1,451Before him are Johann Strauss II, Jean Sibelius, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók, and Modest Mussorgsky. After him are Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Edward Elgar, Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Aram Khachaturian.

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Among people born in 1786, Carl Maria von Weber ranks 1After him are Christian VIII of Denmark, John Vianney, Wilhelm Grimm, Marie Walewska, Ludwig I of Bavaria, François Arago, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Davy Crockett, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, and John Franklin. Among people deceased in 1826, Carl Maria von Weber ranks 2Before him is Thomas Jefferson. After him are John Adams, Giuseppe Piazzi, John VI of Portugal, Joseph von Fraunhofer, René Laennec, Philippe Pinel, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Joseph Proust, Stamford Raffles, and Elizabeth Alexeievna.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Maria von Weber ranks 105 out of 7,253Before him are Ernst Haeckel (1834), Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Erich Honecker (1912), William the Silent (1533), Max Born (1882), and Willy Brandt (1913). After him are Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Henry the Fowler (876), Alfred Wegener (1880), Albert Speer (1905), and Clara Zetkin (1857).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Carl Maria von Weber ranks 11Before him are Robert Schumann (1810), Johannes Brahms (1833), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), and Richard Strauss (1864). After him are Carl Orff (1895), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Johann Christian Bach (1735), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), and Hans Zimmer (1957).