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 214,575 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Emanuel Schikaneder is the 949th most popular writer (down from 927th in 2019), the 915th most popular biography from Germany (down from 855th in 2019) and the 61st most popular Writer.

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

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Among writers, Emanuel Schikaneder ranks 949 out of 5,755Before him are Ahmed Deedat, Vinicius de Moraes, Marshall Rosenberg, Tannhäuser, Taha Hussein, and John Fowles. After him are Etty Hillesum, Aristarchus of Samothrace, Klaus Ebner, Aron Nimzowitsch, Marko Marulić, and Mirza Fatali Akhundov.

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Among people born in 1751, Emanuel Schikaneder ranks 9Before him are Maria Anna Mozart, Maria Luisa of Parma, Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria, Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Ferdinand, Duke of Parma, and Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia. After him are Dmitry Bortniansky, Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange, Heinrich Füger, Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, and Clement Mary Hofbauer. Among people deceased in 1812, Emanuel Schikaneder ranks 3Before him are Mayer Amschel Rothschild and Pyotr Bagration. After him are Sacagawea, Étienne-Louis Malus, George Clinton, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Carl Ludwig Willdenow, Marianna Martines, Spencer Perceval, and Hieronymus von Colloredo.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Emanuel Schikaneder ranks 915 out of 6,142Before him are Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria (1724), Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (1754), Dorothea of Brandenburg (1430), William II of Württemberg (1848), Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), and Emmy Göring (1893). After him are Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), Leopold I, Margrave of Austria (940), Walter Hallstein (1901), Ralf Rangnick (1958), Marie of Prussia (1825), and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1845).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Emanuel Schikaneder ranks 61Before him are Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (1868), Stefan George (1868), Marie d'Agoult (1805), Christoph Martin Wieland (1733), Thietmar of Merseburg (975), and Tannhäuser (1205). After him are Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1622), Bernhard Schlink (1944), Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Ernst Barlach (1870), and Alfred Brehm (1829).