Fanny Mendelssohn

1805 - 1847

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Fanny Mendelssohn (14 November 1805 – 14 May 1847) was a German composer and pianist of the early Romantic era who was also known as Fanny (Cäcilie) Mendelssohn Bartholdy and, after her marriage, Fanny Hensel (as well as Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel). Her compositions include a piano trio, a piano quartet, an orchestral overture, four cantatas, more than 125 pieces for the piano, and over 250 lieder, most of which went unpublished in her lifetime. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fanny Mendelssohn has received more than 886,355 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Fanny Mendelssohn is the 152nd most popular composer (up from 162nd in 2019), the 496th most popular biography from Germany (up from 524th in 2019) and the 27th most popular German Composer.

Fanny Mendelssohn is most famous for being the sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn.

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Among composers, Fanny Mendelssohn ranks 152 out of 1,228Before her are Léonin, Michel Legrand, Marin Marais, Ottorino Respighi, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, and Édouard Lalo. After her are Amilcare Ponchielli, George Enescu, Franz von Suppé, Giovanni Paisiello, Enrique Granados, and Josef Strauss.

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Among people born in 1805, Fanny Mendelssohn ranks 10Before her are Giuseppe Mazzini, Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Joseph Smith, William Rowan Hamilton, Ferdinand de Lesseps, and Louis Auguste Blanqui. After her are Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, Marie d'Agoult, Adalbert Stifter, and Robert FitzRoy. Among people deceased in 1847, Fanny Mendelssohn ranks 4Before her are Felix Mendelssohn, Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, and Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen. After her are Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, John Franklin, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, Mary Anning, Marie Duplessis, Jules de Polignac, Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville, and Adélaïde d'Orléans.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Fanny Mendelssohn ranks 496 out of 5,289Before her are Hans Geiger (1882), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), and Otto Carius (1922). After her are Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Caroline Herschel (1750), Jochen Rindt (1942), Caroline of Baden (1776), and Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Fanny Mendelssohn ranks 27Before her are Hans Zimmer (1957), Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), Max Bruch (1838), Kurt Weill (1900), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), and Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732). After her are Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Max Reger (1873), Louis Spohr (1784), Michael Praetorius (1571), Johann Joachim Quantz (1697), and Johann Christoph Bach (1642).