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Georg Philipp Telemann

1681 - 1767

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Georg Philipp Telemann (German pronunciation: [ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈfiːlɪp ˈteːləman]; 24 March [O.S. 14 March] 1681 – 25 June 1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually settled on a career in music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Philipp Telemann has received more than 908,583 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 62 in 2019). Georg Philipp Telemann is the 58th most popular composer (down from 53rd in 2019), the 123rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 115th in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Composer.

Georg Philipp Telemann is most famous for being a prolific composer of the Baroque era.

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Among composers, Georg Philipp Telemann ranks 58 out of 1,216Before him are Jean-Philippe Rameau, Orlande de Lassus, Aram Khachaturian, Domenico Scarlatti, Vincenzo Bellini, and Mikis Theodorakis. After him are Edward Elgar, Astor Piazzolla, Henry Purcell, Johann Christian Bach, George Gershwin, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

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Among people born in 1681, Georg Philipp Telemann ranks 1After him are Vitus Bering, Johann Mattheson, Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, Theophan Prokopovich, Ernest Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and Henrietta Godolphin, 2nd Duchess of Marlborough. Among people deceased in 1767, Georg Philipp Telemann ranks 1After him are Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France, Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria, Maria Josepha of Bavaria, Giambattista Pittoni, Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Burkhard Christoph von Münnich, Emer de Vattel, Étienne de Silhouette, Ekkathat, Johann Schobert, and Firmin Abauzit.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Georg Philipp Telemann ranks 123 out of 6,142Before him are Walter Benjamin (1892), Henry the Fowler (876), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Clara Zetkin (1857), and George I of Great Britain (1660). After him are Heinrich Böll (1917), Augustus II the Strong (1670), Michael Schumacher (1969), Rudolf Höss (1901), Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943), and Leopold I of Belgium (1790).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Georg Philipp Telemann ranks 13Before him are Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), and Carl Orff (1895). After him are Johann Christian Bach (1735), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Johann Pachelbel (1653), Hans Zimmer (1957), Paul Hindemith (1895), and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710).