Carl Maria von Weber

1786 - 1826

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Carl Maria 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 Romantische Oper (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 613,358 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Carl Maria von Weber is the 46th most popular composer, the 85th most popular biography from Germany (up from 91st 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 46 out of 1,228. Before him are Claudio Monteverdi, Béla Bartók, Johann Strauss I, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Tomaso Albinoni, and Arnold Schoenberg. After him are Orlande de Lassus, Gaetano Donizetti, Erik Satie, Carl Orff, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Vincenzo Bellini.

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

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Maria von Weber ranks 85 out of 5,289. Before him are Friedrich Paulus (1890), Clara Zetkin (1857), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Gerd Müller (1945), and Albert Speer (1905). After him are Walter Gropius (1883), Albertus Magnus (1206), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Erik Erikson (1902), and Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050).

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 Pachelbel (1653), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Johann Christian Bach (1735), and Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791).