Friedrich Kuhlau

1786 - 1832

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Friedrich Daniel Rudolf Kuhlau (German; Danish sometimes Frederick Kulav) (11 September 1786 – 12 March 1832) was a Danish pianist and composer during the late Classical and early Romantic periods. He was a central figure of the Danish Golden Age and is immortalized in Danish cultural history through his music for Elves' Hill, the first true work of Danish National Romanticism and a concealed tribute to the absolute monarchy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Kuhlau has received more than 206,651 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Friedrich Kuhlau is the 289th most popular composer (down from 250th in 2019), the 1,175th most popular biography from Germany (down from 963rd in 2019) and the 45th most popular German Composer.

Friedrich Kuhlau is most famous for being a Danish composer who is considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of Danish music.

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Among composers, Friedrich Kuhlau ranks 289 out of 1,451Before him are Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Alessandro Stradella, Martin Agricola, Johann Jakob Froberger, Johann van Beethoven, and Hugo Alfvén. After him are Keith Emerson, Alberto Ginastera, Jaufre Rudel, Miklós Rózsa, Georg Böhm, and Eugen d'Albert.

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Among people born in 1786, Friedrich Kuhlau ranks 14Before him are Michel Eugène Chevreul, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Davy Crockett, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, John Franklin, and Charles, Grand Duke of Baden. After him are Guadalupe Victoria, Chief Seattle, Duke Pius August in Bavaria, Kunisada, Ludwig Börne, and François-Édouard Picot. Among people deceased in 1832, Friedrich Kuhlau ranks 12Before him are Jeremy Bentham, Georges Cuvier, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, Jean-Baptiste Say, Muzio Clementi, and Rasmus Rask. After him are Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria, Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Queen of Sardinia, Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, Camillo Borghese, 6th Prince of Sulmona, and Franz Xaver von Zach.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Kuhlau ranks 1,175 out of 7,253Before him are Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856), Alfred Krupp (1812), Johann Elert Bode (1747), Mesut Özil (1988), Franz Josef Strauss (1915), and Horst Tappert (1923). After him are Wilhelm Tempel (1821), Anna Maria van Schurman (1607), Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (1754), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Franz Ehrle (1845), and Paul Natorp (1854).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Friedrich Kuhlau ranks 45Before him are Hanns Eisler (1898), Engelbert Humperdinck (1854), Carl Reinecke (1824), Carl Stamitz (1745), Johann Jakob Froberger (1616), and Johann van Beethoven (1740). After him are Georg Böhm (1661), Klaus Schulze (1947), Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), Johann Schein (1586), Hans Leo Hassler (1564), and Johann Kuhnau (1660).