Emanuel Schikaneder

1751 - 1812

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Emanuel Schikaneder (born Johann Joseph Schickeneder; 1 September 1751 – 21 September 1812) was a German impresario, dramatist, actor, singer, and composer. He wrote the libretto of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute and was the builder of the Theater an der Wien. Peter Branscombe called him "one of the most talented theatre men of his era". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emanuel Schikaneder has received more than 282,477 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Emanuel Schikaneder is the 1,049th most popular writer (down from 942nd in 2019), the 1,039th most popular biography from Germany (down from 915th in 2019) and the 66th most popular German Writer.

Emanuel Schikaneder is most famous for being the librettist of Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute."

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Notable Works

Die Zauberflte; [libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder to the opera by] W.A. Mozart; [and], Die Entführung aus dem Serail; [libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie to the opera by] W.A. Mozart (Cassell opera guides)
Der Grandprofos
Die Zauberflöte
Mozart, La flûte enchantée


Among writers, Emanuel Schikaneder ranks 1,049 out of 7,302Before him are Chinua Achebe, Michel Tournier, Thomas Malory, Emil Ludwig, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, and Paul Bourget. After him are Giambattista Marino, Henri Troyat, Tess Gerritsen, Ján Kollár, Martin Andersen Nexø, and Zhuanxu.

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Among people born in 1751, Emanuel Schikaneder ranks 10Before him are Maria Luisa of Parma, Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria, Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia, Ferdinand, Duke of Parma, and Dmitry Bortniansky. After him are Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange, George Shaw, Heinrich Füger, Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, and Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein. Among people deceased in 1812, Emanuel Schikaneder ranks 3Before him are Mayer Amschel Rothschild, and Pyotr Bagration. After him are Sacagawea, George Clinton, Étienne-Louis Malus, Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Carl Ludwig Willdenow, Spencer Perceval, Isaac Titsingh, and Hieronymus von Colloredo.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Emanuel Schikaneder ranks 1,039 out of 7,253Before him are Karin Schubert (1944), John, Elector of Saxony (1468), Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg (1484), Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (1690), John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen (1604), and Godigisel (359). After him are John McEnroe (1959), Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp (1759), Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern (1835), Johann Mattheson (1681), Marie of Prussia (1825), and Carl Ludwig (1816).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Emanuel Schikaneder ranks 66Before him are Kurt Eisner (1867), Tannhäuser (1205), Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (1868), Christoph Martin Wieland (1733), Hrotsvitha (935), and Charles De Coster (1827). After him are Ernst Barlach (1870), Georg Kaiser (1878), Alfred Brehm (1829), Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426), and August von Kotzebue (1761).