Felix Mendelssohn

1809 - 1847

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Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), born and 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, 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 2,868,425 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). Felix Mendelssohn is the 22nd most popular composer (up from 25th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Germany (up from 51st 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 22 out of 1,228Before him are Ennio Morricone, Antonín Dvořák, Giacomo Puccini, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, and Gioachino Rossini. After him are Georges Bizet, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel, Bedřich Smetana, and Johann Strauss II.

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Among people born in 1809, Felix Mendelssohn ranks 5Before him are Charles Darwin, Edgar Allan Poe, Abraham Lincoln, and Nikolai Gogol. After him are Louis Braille, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Bruno Bauer, William Ewart Gladstone, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Joseph Liouville. Among people deceased in 1847, Felix Mendelssohn ranks 1After him are Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, Fanny Mendelssohn, 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, Felix Mendelssohn ranks 37 out of 5,289Before him are Johannes Kepler (1571), Erwin Rommel (1891), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Bertolt Brecht (1898), and Karl Dönitz (1891). After him are Adolf Eichmann (1906), Angela Merkel (1954), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Karl Benz (1844), Josef Mengele (1911), and Hermann Göring (1893).

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), Johannes Brahms (1833), and Robert Schumann (1810). 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).