Franz Benda

1709 - 1786

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Franz Benda (Czech: František Benda; baptised 22 November 1709 – 7 March 1786) was a Bohemian violinist and composer, who worked for much of his life at the court of Frederick the Great. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Benda has received more than 83,136 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Franz Benda is the 317th most popular composer (up from 322nd in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 142nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Czech Composer.

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Among composers, Franz Benda ranks 317 out of 1,451Before him are Franco Alfano, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Niccolò Jommelli, Leonardo Leo, Francesco Cilea, and Valentyn Sylvestrov. After him are Vincent d'Indy, Giovanni Bononcini, Paul Abraham, Saverio Mercadante, Pierre De Geyter, and Charles Ives.

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Among people born in 1709, Franz Benda ranks 8Before him are Julien Offray de La Mettrie, Samuel Johnson, Jacques de Vaucanson, Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, and Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. After him are Gabriel Bonnot de Mably, Georg Wilhelm Steller, Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, Tokugawa Ietsugu, Alexei Razumovsky, and Charles de Brosses. Among people deceased in 1786, Franz Benda ranks 6Before him are Frederick the Great, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Moses Mendelssohn, Peter III of Portugal, and Maurice Benyovszky. After him are Tokugawa Ieharu, John Goodricke, Eva Ekeblad, Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, Antonio Sacchini, and Hans Joachim von Zieten.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Franz Benda ranks 155 out of 1,200Before him are Josef Mysliveček (1737), František Plánička (1904), Milada Horáková (1901), Adolf Schärf (1890), Cosmas of Prague (1045), and Jan Koller (1973). After him are Josef Čapek (1887), Hugo Meisl (1881), Věra Chytilová (1929), Victor Adler (1852), Josef Ressel (1793), and Rafael Kubelík (1914).

Among COMPOSERS In Czechia

Among composers born in Czechia, Franz Benda ranks 13Before him are Johann Stamitz (1717), Josef Suk (1874), Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897), Anton Reicha (1770), Eduard Hanslick (1825), and Josef Mysliveček (1737). After him are Julius Fučík (1872), Georg Benda (1722), Ignaz Moscheles (1794), Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760), Johann Baptist Wanhal (1739), and Vítězslav Novák (1870).