COMPOSER

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 3,096,448 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia. Felix Mendelssohn is the 20th most popular composer (up from 22nd in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Germany (down from 37th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Composer.

Felix Mendelssohn is most famous for his compositions.

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Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Felix Mendelssohn ranks 20 out of 1,216Before him are Gustav Mahler, Robert Schumann, Antonín Dvořák, Gioachino Rossini, Igor Stravinsky, and Edvard Grieg. After him are Claudio Monteverdi, Georges Bizet, Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz, Bedřich Smetana, and Ennio Morricone.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1809, Felix Mendelssohn ranks 4Before him are Charles Darwin, Edgar Allan Poe, and Abraham Lincoln. After him are Louis Braille, Nikolai Gogol, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Bruno Bauer, Albert Pike, William Ewart Gladstone, 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, Mary Anning, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, John Franklin, Marie Duplessis, Jules de Polignac, Adélaïde d'Orléans, and Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Felix Mendelssohn ranks 44 out of 6,142Before him are Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Robert Koch (1843), Josef Mengele (1911), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Alexander von Humboldt (1769), and Adolf Eichmann (1906). After him are Bernhard Riemann (1826), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Hannah Arendt (1906), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Georg Ohm (1789), and Thomas Mann (1875).

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).