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Johann Jakob Froberger

1616 - 1667

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Johann Jakob Froberger (baptized 19 May 1616 – 7 May 1667) was a German Baroque composer, keyboard virtuoso, and organist. Among the most famous composers of the era, he was influential in developing the musical form of the suite of dances in his keyboard works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Jakob Froberger has received more than 138,731 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Johann Jakob Froberger is the 271st most popular composer (up from 274th in 2019), the 1,062nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,014th in 2019) and the 41st most popular German Composer.

Froberger is most famous for his harpsichord music. He was a virtuoso harpsichordist and composer.

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Among composers, Johann Jakob Froberger ranks 271 out of 1,216Before him are Gaspare Spontini, Johan Halvorsen, Cole Porter, Johann Mattheson, Hanns Eisler, and Jaufre Rudel. After him are Clément Janequin, Aaron Copland, Stefania Turkewich, Carl Reinecke, Alberto Ginastera, and Ferdinando Carulli.

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Among people born in 1616, Johann Jakob Froberger ranks 2Before him is John Wallis. After him are Ferdinand Bol, Anne Gonzaga, Carlo Dolci, Thomas Bartholin, Andreas Gryphius, François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, Sébastien Bourdon, Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken, Eustache Le Sueur, and Kuzma Minin. Among people deceased in 1667, Johann Jakob Froberger ranks 7Before him are Pope Alexander VII, Francesco Borromini, Fatma Sultan, Marie Louise Gonzaga, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, and Gabriël Metsu. After him are Alonzo Cano, Nicolas Sanson, Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau, Peter Snayers, Cornelis van Poelenburgh, and Thomas de Keyser.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Jakob Froberger ranks 1,062 out of 6,142Before him are Hanns Eisler (1898), Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1628), Gabriele Münter (1877), Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709), Rainer Weiss (1932), and Karl von Bülow (1846). After him are Caroline of Brunswick (1768), Gerhard Herzberg (1904), Carl Gustav Hempel (1905), Killing of Peter Fechter (1944), Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), and Christina of Saxony (1461).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann Jakob Froberger ranks 41Before him are Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria (1724), Carl Stamitz (1745), Johann Christoph Bach (1642), Friedrich Kuhlau (1786), Johann Mattheson (1681), and Hanns Eisler (1898). After him are Carl Reinecke (1824), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), Georg Böhm (1661), Samuel Scheidt (1587), and Alfred Einstein (1880).