Felix Mendelssohn

1809 - 1847

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Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music, organ music and chamber music. His best-known works include the overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream (which includes his "Wedding March"), the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the oratorio St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Felix Mendelssohn has received more than 3,867,518 page views. His biography is available in 101 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 100 in 2019). Felix Mendelssohn is the 19th most popular composer (up from 20th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Germany (down from 44th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Composer.

Felix Mendelssohn is most famous for his compositions.

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Among composers, Felix Mendelssohn ranks 19 out of 1,451Before him are Gustav Mahler, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms, Giacomo Puccini, Edvard Grieg, and Gioachino Rossini. After him are Georges Bizet, Claudio Monteverdi, Igor Stravinsky, Ennio Morricone, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Claude Debussy.

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Among people born in 1809, Felix Mendelssohn ranks 4Before him are Charles Darwin, Edgar Allan Poe, and Abraham Lincoln. After him are Nikolai Gogol, Louis Braille, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Albert Pike, Bruno Bauer, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Joseph Liouville. Among people deceased in 1847, Felix Mendelssohn ranks 2Before him is Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma. After him are Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, Fanny Mendelssohn, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Mary Anning, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, Jules de Polignac, Marie Duplessis, John Franklin, Adélaïde d'Orléans, and Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Felix Mendelssohn ranks 49 out of 7,253Before him are Alexander von Humboldt (1769), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Karl Benz (1844), Marlene Dietrich (1901), and Adolf Eichmann (1906). After him are Heinrich Heine (1797), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Hannah Arendt (1906), Josef Mengele (1911), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), and Georg Ohm (1789).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Felix Mendelssohn ranks 7Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Richard Wagner (1813), George Frideric Handel (1685), Robert Schumann (1810), and Johannes Brahms (1833). After him are Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Carl Orff (1895), and Georg Philipp Telemann (1681).