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Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

1644 - 1704

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Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (bapt. 12 August 1644, Stráž pod Ralskem – 3 May 1704, Salzburg) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist. Biber worked in Graz and Kroměříž before he illegally left his employer, Prince-Bishop Karl Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn, and settled in Salzburg. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber has received more than 324,334 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber is the 133rd most popular musician (down from 107th in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Czechia (down from 63rd in 2019) and the most popular Czech Musician.

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber was a Baroque composer and violinist. He is most famous for his unaccompanied violin sonatas.

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber ranks 133 out of 3,175Before him are Jacqueline du Pré, Mike Oldfield, Neil Peart, Fritz Kreisler, Pete Best, and Ronnie Wood. After him are Fernando Sor, Buddy Holly, Roger Glover, Arnaut Daniel, Cliff Richard, and Nikki Sixx.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1644, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber ranks 6Before him are Antonio Stradivari, Matsuo Bashō, Ole Rømer, Henrietta of England, and Louise de La Vallière. After him are Galdan Boshugtu Khan, Jakob Ammann, Marie Jeanne Baptiste of Savoy-Nemours, Louis-François de Boufflers, François de Neufville, duc de Villeroy, and Amcazade Köprülü Hüseyin Pasha. Among people deceased in 1704, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber ranks 6Before him are John Locke, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, and Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia. After him are Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, Georg Muffat, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Isabella Leonarda, Selim I Giray, and Charles Plumier.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber ranks 82 out of 1,200Before him are František Kupka (1871), Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679), Josef Hoffmann (1870), Bonne of Luxembourg (1315), Wenceslaus I of Bohemia (1205), and Věra Čáslavská (1942). After him are Ottokar I of Bohemia (1155), Maria Christina of Austria (1858), Antonín Novotný (1904), Victor Lustig (1890), Julius Fučík (1903), and Jiří Menzel (1938).

Among MUSICIANS In Czechia

Among musicians born in Czechia, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber ranks 1After him are Alfred Brendel (1931), David Popper (1843), Jan Kubelík (1880), Rudolf Serkin (1903), Jan Hammer (1948), Alice Herz-Sommer (1903), Wojciech Żywny (1756), Josef Suk (1929), Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1812), Ivan Mládek (1942), and Eduard Nápravník (1839).