Johann Christoph Denner

1655 - 1707

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Johann Christoph Denner (13 August 1655 – 26 April 1707) was a German woodwind instrument maker of the Baroque era, to whom the invention of the clarinet is attributed. Denner was born in Leipzig to a family of horn-tuners. With his father, Heinrich Denner, a maker of game whistles and hunting horns, he moved to Nuremberg in 1666. J. C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Christoph Denner has received more than 61,321 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Christoph Denner is the 179th most popular inventor (down from 165th in 2019), the 2,084th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,899th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Inventor.

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Among inventors, Johann Christoph Denner ranks 179 out of 354Before him are Ottaviano Petrucci, Peter Henlein, Hubert Cecil Booth, Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Melvil Dewey, and Matthew Boulton. After him are Garrett Morgan, Traian Vuia, Friedrich Zander, Gerald Bull, George Pullman, and Royal Rife.

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Among people born in 1655, Johann Christoph Denner ranks 9Before him are Bartolomeo Cristofori, Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg, Zumbi, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Christian Thomasius, and Rinaldo d'Este. After him are Philippe, Duke of Vendôme, Ferdinand Kettler, Caspar Bartholin the Younger, Bernard de Montfaucon, Jean-François Regnard, and Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Among people deceased in 1707, Johann Christoph Denner ranks 13Before him are Jean Mabillon, Shitao, Christoph Cellarius, Johann Patkul, Jeremiah Clarke, and Willem van de Velde the Younger. After him are Johann Ernst III, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Zheng Keshuang, Petter Dass, Maria Clara Eimmart, Julie d'Aubigny, and Muhammad Azam Shah.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Christoph Denner ranks 2,084 out of 6,142Before him are Rudolf I, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg (1284), Gustav Schwab (1792), Wols (1913), Wilhelm Röpke (1899), Bertha of Sulzbach (1110), and Clemens Winkler (1838). After him are Philipp Veit (1793), Konrad von Thüringen (1206), Wilhelm Ackermann (1896), Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach (1703), Gerhard Ludwig Müller (1947), and Rudolf Schmidt (1886).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Johann Christoph Denner ranks 25Before him are Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse (1787), Johann Nepomuk Maelzel (1772), Uziel Gal (1923), Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff (1803), Siegfried Marcus (1831), and Peter Henlein (1479). After him are Oskar Barnack (1879), Hans von Ohain (1911), Helmut Gröttrup (1916), Max Skladanowsky (1863), Henrich Focke (1890), and Ricardo Wolf (1887).