Johann Heinrich Schmelzer

1620 - 1680

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Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c. 1620–1623 – between 29 February and 20 March 1680) was an Austrian composer and violinist of the middle Baroque era. Almost nothing is known about his early years, but he seems to have arrived in Vienna during the 1630s, and remained composer and musician at the Habsburg court for the rest of his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Heinrich Schmelzer has received more than 85,441 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Heinrich Schmelzer is the 362nd most popular composer (up from 575th in 2019), the 337th most popular biography from Austria (up from 471st in 2019) and the 28th most popular Austrian Composer.

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Among composers, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer ranks 362 out of 1,451Before him are Michel Richard Delalande, Jacobus Gallus, Samuel Scheidt, Ignaz Moscheles, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Willem Mengelberg. After him are Luca Marenzio, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Wojciech Kilar, Alfredo Casella, Aaron Copland, and Mykola Lysenko.

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Among people born in 1620, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer ranks 8Before him are Ninon de l'Enclos, Edme Mariotte, Avvakum, Aelbert Cuyp, Pierre Puget, and Jean Picard. After him are Miklós Zrínyi, Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis of Cinq-Mars, John Graunt, François Bernier, Nicholas Mercator, and Prince Georg Friedrich of Waldeck. Among people deceased in 1680, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer ranks 19Before him are Samuel Butler, John Eudes, Tokugawa Ietsuna, La Voisin, John George II, Elector of Saxony, and Ivan Sirko. After him are Thomas Bartholin, Per Brahe the Younger, Li Yu, Peter Lely, Princess Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg, and Joachim Neander.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer ranks 337 out of 1,424Before him are Shlomo Sand (1946), Erich Kleiber (1890), Haim Bar-Lev (1924), Franz Sacher (1816), Ettore Sottsass (1917), and Alois Riegl (1858). After him are Joseph Mohr (1792), Leopold IV, Duke of Austria (1371), Margaret of Austria, Queen of Bohemia (1204), Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este (1915), Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Austria (1872), and Hans Krankl (1953).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer ranks 28Before him are Franz Xaver Gruber (1787), Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736), Max Steiner (1888), Franz Xaver Süssmayr (1766), Joseph Lanner (1801), and Ludwig Ritter von Köchel (1800). After him are Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy (1714), Johann Joseph Fux (1660), Robert Stolz (1880), Oscar Straus (1870), Hans Krása (1899), and Georg Christoph Wagenseil (1715).