Johann David Heinichen

1683 - 1729

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Johann David Heinichen (17 April 1683 – 16 July 1729) was a German Baroque composer and music theorist who brought the musical genius of Venice to the court of Augustus II the Strong in Dresden. After he died, Heinichen's music attracted little attention for many years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann David Heinichen has received more than 94,292 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Johann David Heinichen is the 590th most popular composer (down from 555th in 2019), the 2,340th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,134th in 2019) and the 96th most popular German Composer.

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Among composers, Johann David Heinichen ranks 590 out of 1,451Before him are Hermann Scherchen, Veljo Tormis, Malcolm Arnold, Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, Johann Ludwig Krebs, and Leo Brouwer. After him are Leopold Koželuch, François Devienne, Zbigniew Preisner, Franz Xaver Richter, Basil Poledouris, and Alexander Arutiunian.

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Among people born in 1683, Johann David Heinichen ranks 15Before him are Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Gottfried Silbermann, Christoph Graupner, Edward Young, Christian Ludwig II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Burkhard Christoph von Münnich. After him are Antoine Pesne, Lorenz Heister, Christian Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Giovanni Poleni, Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller, and Jonathan Wild. Among people deceased in 1729, Johann David Heinichen ranks 9Before him are Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, Jacob Roggeveen, Jean Meslier, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre. After him are John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, Louis Antoine de Noailles, Count Palatine Joseph Charles of Sulzbach, Torii Kiyonobu I, Samuel Clarke, and Giacomo F. Maraldi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann David Heinichen ranks 2,340 out of 7,253Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1562), Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr. (1914), Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1871), Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713), Elisabeth of Schönau (1129), and Rudolf Kempe (1910). After him are Sibylle of Cleves (1512), Hermann Abert (1871), Marc-André ter Stegen (1992), Stefan Effenberg (1968), William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1682), and John Casimir of the Palatinate-Simmern (1543).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann David Heinichen ranks 96Before him are Julius Benedict (1804), Tielman Susato (1500), Paul Lincke (1866), Hermann Scherchen (1891), Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch (1736), and Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713). After him are Reinhard Keiser (1674), Helmut Lachenmann (1935), Johann Nikolaus Forkel (1749), Adolf von Henselt (1814), Max Richter (1966), and Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905).