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Jan Dismas Zelenka

1679 - 1745

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Jan Dismas Zelenka (16 October 1679 – 23 December 1745), baptised Jan Lukáš Zelenka was a Czech composer and musician of the Baroque period. His music is admired for its harmonic inventiveness and mastery of counterpoint. Zelenka was raised in Central Bohemia, educated in Prague and Vienna, and spent his professional life in Dresden. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Dismas Zelenka has received more than 206,720 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Jan Dismas Zelenka is the 175th most popular composer (up from 193rd in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Czechia (up from 79th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Czech Composer.

Jan Dismas Zelenka was a Czech composer and organist. He was most famous for his opera, "The Devil's Trill."

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Among composers, Jan Dismas Zelenka ranks 175 out of 1,216Before him are Adrian Willaert, Steve Reich, Eduard Strauss, Johann Ambrosius Bach, Amilcare Ponchielli, and Maurizio Pollini. After him are Hugo Wolf, Baldassare Galuppi, Johann Stamitz, Giuseppe Torelli, Pauline Viardot, and Michael Haydn.

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Among people born in 1679, Jan Dismas Zelenka ranks 3Before him are Christian Wolff and Leopold, Duke of Lorraine. After him are Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Woodes Rogers, Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst, Pierre Fauchard, Jean François de Troy, Firmin Abauzit, Pietro Filippo Scarlatti, and Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Among people deceased in 1745, Jan Dismas Zelenka ranks 4Before him are Jonathan Swift, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, and Robert Walpole. After him are Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, Ibrahim Muteferrika, Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Antoine Forqueray, Jean-Baptiste van Loo, Nicola Fago, Ernest Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and Christian Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Jan Dismas Zelenka ranks 75 out of 973Before him are František Kupka (1871), Věra Čáslavská (1942), Matthias Sindelar (1903), Jerome of Prague (1379), Jan Masaryk (1886), and Kurt Knispel (1921). After him are Jaroslav Seifert (1901), Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896), Johann Stamitz (1717), Ludmila of Bohemia (860), Bohuslav Martinů (1890), and Johann Palisa (1848).

Among COMPOSERS In Czechia

Among composers born in Czechia, Jan Dismas Zelenka ranks 5Before him are Gustav Mahler (1860), Antonín Dvořák (1841), Bedřich Smetana (1824), and Leoš Janáček (1854). After him are Johann Stamitz (1717), Bohuslav Martinů (1890), Josef Suk (1874), Anton Reicha (1770), Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897), Josef Mysliveček (1737), and Eduard Hanslick (1825).