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Carl Maria von Weber

1786 - 1826

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Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (18 or 19 November 1786 – 5 June 1826) was a German composer, conductor, virtuoso pianist, guitarist, and critic who was one of the first significant composers of the Romantic era. 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. Consequently he studied with many teachers – his father, Johann Peter Heuschkel, Michael Haydn, Giovanni Valesi, Johann Nepomuk Kalcher and Georg Joseph Vogler – under whose supervision he composed four operas, none of which survive complete. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Maria von Weber has received more than 851,832 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 65 in 2019). Carl Maria von Weber is the 47th most popular composer (down from 46th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from Germany (down from 85th in 2019) 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 47 out of 1,216Before him are Camille Saint-Saëns, Guido of Arezzo, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Gaetano Donizetti, Tomaso Albinoni, and Jean-Baptiste Lully. After him are Erik Satie, Anton Bruckner, Carl Orff, Arnold Schoenberg, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Orlande de Lassus.

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Among people born in 1786, Carl Maria von Weber ranks 1After him are Wilhelm Grimm, Ludwig I of Bavaria, Christian VIII of Denmark, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, John Vianney, François Arago, Marie Walewska, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Sophie of France, 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, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Giuseppe Piazzi, Philippe Pinel, René Laennec, John VI of Portugal, Joseph Proust, Elizabeth Alexeievna, Stamford Raffles, and Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Maria von Weber ranks 105 out of 6,142Before him are Walter Gropius (1883), Ernst Haeckel (1834), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Alfred Wegener (1880), Clara Schumann (1819), and Carl von Clausewitz (1780). After him are Nikolaus Otto (1832), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Willy Brandt (1913), Gottlieb Daimler (1834), Baron Munchausen (1720), and Carl Orff (1895).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Carl Maria von Weber ranks 11Before him are Johannes Brahms (1833), Robert Schumann (1810), 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), Johann Pachelbel (1653), and Hans Zimmer (1957).