Franz Benda

1709 - 1786

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Franz Benda (Czech: František Benda) baptised 22 November 1709, Benátky nad Jizerou – 7 March 1786, Potsdam) 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 59,441 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Franz Benda is the 321st most popular composer (down from 267th in 2019), the 138th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 38th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Czech Composer.

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Among composers, Franz Benda ranks 321 out of 1,228Before him are Irving Berlin, Stanisław Moniuszko, Leroy Anderson, Johan Svendsen, Julius Fučík, and Alberto Ginastera. After him are Johann Schein, Sigismond Thalberg, Claudio Merulo, Lee Konitz, Franco Alfano, and Alfred Einstein.

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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 Georg Wilhelm Steller, Gabriel Bonnot de Mably, Étienne de Silhouette, Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, Tokugawa Ietsugu, and Franz Xaver Richter. Among people deceased in 1786, Franz Benda ranks 6Before him are Frederick the Great, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Moses Mendelssohn, Maurice Benyovszky, and Peter III of Portugal. After him are Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, Eva Ekeblad, John Goodricke, Antonio Sacchini, Tokugawa Ieharu, and Thomas Wright.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Franz Benda ranks 138 out of 839Before him are Josef Mysliveček (1737), František Plánička (1904), Carl von Rokitansky (1804), Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia (1110), Julius Fučík (1872), and Karl von Terzaghi (1883). After him are Boleslaus II, Duke of Bohemia (932), Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg (1337), Věra Chytilová (1929), Cosmas of Prague (1045), Antonín Zápotocký (1884), and Ottokar Czernin (1872).

Among COMPOSERS In Czechia

Among composers born in Czechia, Franz Benda ranks 13Before him are Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679), Josef Suk (1874), Anton Reicha (1770), Eduard Hanslick (1825), Josef Mysliveček (1737), and Julius Fučík (1872). After him are Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760), Ignaz Moscheles (1794), Viktor Ullmann (1898), Georg Benda (1722), Johann Baptist Wanhal (1739), and Zdeněk Fibich (1850).