Ferdinand Ries

1784 - 1838

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Ferdinand Ries (baptised 28 November 1784 – 13 January 1838) was a German composer. Ries was a friend, pupil and secretary of Ludwig van Beethoven. He composed eight symphonies, a violin concerto, nine piano concertos (the first concerto is not published), three operas, and numerous other works, including 26 string quartets. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand Ries has received more than 132,266 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Ferdinand Ries is the 314th most popular composer (up from 356th in 2019), the 1,173rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,242nd in 2019) and the 47th most popular German Composer.

Ferdinand Ries is most famous for being the first person to write a biography of Beethoven in 1838.

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Among composers, Ferdinand Ries ranks 314 out of 1,228Before him are Cipriano de Rore, Antonio Soler, Dmitry Bortniansky, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Ernst von Dohnányi, and Gustave Charpentier. After him are Irving Berlin, Stanisław Moniuszko, Leroy Anderson, Johan Svendsen, Julius Fučík, and Alberto Ginastera.

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Among people born in 1784, Ferdinand Ries ranks 15Before him are Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Leo von Klenze, Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, François Rude, and Rafael del Riego. After him are Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel, Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Moses Montefiore, Peter von Cornelius, and Dionisio Aguado y García. Among people deceased in 1838, Ferdinand Ries ranks 6Before him are Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelbert von Chamisso, Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, and Pierre Louis Dulong. After him are Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, Bernard Courtois, Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel, Bernhard Crusell, and Johanna Schopenhauer.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ferdinand Ries ranks 1,173 out of 5,289Before him are Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1851), Rupert of Salzburg (650), Jupp Derwall (1927), Heinz Lammerding (1905), Gerda Christian (1913), and Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (1911). After him are Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (1751), Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1709), David Fabricius (1564), Margaret II, Countess of Hainaut (1311), Henri Victor Regnault (1810), and Arnold van Gennep (1873).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Ferdinand Ries ranks 47Before him are Hanns Eisler (1898), Carl Reinecke (1824), Engelbert Humperdinck (1854), Georg Böhm (1661), Samuel Scheidt (1587), and Karl Richter (1926). After him are Johann Schein (1586), Alfred Einstein (1880), Joseph Martin Kraus (1756), Hugo Riemann (1849), Friedrich von Flotow (1812), and Hans Leo Hassler (1564).