Friedrich Wieck

1785 - 1873

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Johann Gottlob Friedrich Wieck (18 August 1785 – 6 October 1873, aged 88) was a noted German piano teacher, voice teacher, owner of a piano store, and author of essays and music reviews. He is remembered as the teacher of his daughter, Clara, a child prodigy who was undertaking international concert tours by age eleven and who later married her father's pupil Robert Schumann, in defiance of her father's extreme objections. As Clara Schumann, she became one of the most famous pianists of her time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Wieck has received more than 71,034 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Friedrich Wieck is the 487th most popular composer (down from 481st in 2019), the 1,850th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,641st in 2019) and the 76th most popular German Composer.

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Among composers, Friedrich Wieck ranks 487 out of 1,228Before him are Franz Xaver Richter, Johann Joseph Fux, Stephen Foster, Étienne Méhul, Vítězslav Novák, and Hervé. After him are Hans Swarowsky, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, Théodore Dubois, Ariel Ramírez, Ethel Smyth, and Paul Bowles.

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Among people born in 1785, Friedrich Wieck ranks 19Before him are John James Audubon, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Diponegoro, Hans Karl von Diebitsch, and William Prout. After him are Princess Maria Anna of Hesse-Homburg, Carl Adolph Agardh, Adam Wilhelm Moltke, Isabella Colbran, Adam Sedgwick, and Charles Xavier Thomas. Among people deceased in 1873, Friedrich Wieck ranks 23Before him are Émile Gaboriau, Amélie of Leuchtenberg, Viktor Hartmann, Princess Charlotte of Württemberg, José Antonio Páez, and Pauline Therese of Württemberg. After him are Charles II, Duke of Brunswick, Jean Chacornac, Prince August, Duke of Dalarna, Rifa'a al-Tahtawi, Adam Sedgwick, and Urbano Rattazzi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Wieck ranks 1,850 out of 5,289Before him are Alfred Schmidt (1931), Marie of Saxe-Altenburg (1818), Hermann Carl Vogel (1841), Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut (1772), William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (1516), and Eduard Heine (1821). After him are Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder (1773), Thomas Müller (1989), Henry XVI, Duke of Bavaria (1386), Karl Lachmann (1793), Christian Ludwig Brehm (1787), and Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben (1744).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Friedrich Wieck ranks 76Before him are Gershon Kingsley (1922), Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach (1759), Carl Friedrich Zelter (1758), Simon Mayr (1763), Johann Christoph Bach (1671), and Johann Adam Hiller (1728). After him are Johann Nikolaus Forkel (1749), Andreas Werckmeister (1645), Christoph Graupner (1683), Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667), Hermann Scherchen (1891), and Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918).