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Johann Joachim Quantz

1697 - 1773

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Johann Joachim Quantz (German: [kvants]; 30 January 1697 – 12 July 1773) was a German composer, flutist and flute maker of the late Baroque period. Much of his professional career was spent in the court of Frederick the Great. Quantz composed hundreds of flute sonatas and concertos, and wrote On Playing the Flute, an influential treatise on flute performance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Joachim Quantz has received more than 161,092 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Johann Joachim Quantz is the 190th most popular composer (down from 189th in 2019), the 700th most popular biography from Germany (down from 660th in 2019) and the 30th most popular German Composer.

Johann Joachim Quantz was a German composer and flutist. He is most famous for his book on the flute, Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte traversiere zu spielen.

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Among composers, Johann Joachim Quantz ranks 190 out of 1,216Before him are Komitas, Howard Shore, Siegfried Wagner, Luciano Berio, Louis Spohr, and Max Reger. After him are Ludwig Minkus, Samuel Barber, Michael Praetorius, Jordi Savall, Philippe de Vitry, and Gilles Binchois.

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Among people born in 1697, Johann Joachim Quantz ranks 5Before him are Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, Canaletto, William Hogarth, and Antoine François Prévost. After him are Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Mahmud Hotak, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Faustina Bordoni, Nicola Salvi, and Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. Among people deceased in 1773, Johann Joachim Quantz ranks 3Before him are Mustafa III and Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Ali Bey al-Kabir, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Princess Anne Charlotte of Lorraine, Luigi Vanvitelli, Paisius of Hilendar, Philibert Commerson, Anton Janša, and Alexis Piron.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Joachim Quantz ranks 700 out of 6,142Before him are Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (1774), Wilhelm Marx (1863), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), Max Reger (1873), Friedrich Mohs (1773), and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743). After him are Götz von Berlichingen (1480), Peter Kürten (1883), Hans von Bülow (1830), Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1811), George V of Hanover (1819), and Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp (1712).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann Joachim Quantz ranks 30Before him are Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), Kurt Weill (1900), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), Louis Spohr (1784), and Max Reger (1873). After him are Michael Praetorius (1571), Carl Friedrich Abel (1723), Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Engelbert Humperdinck (1854), Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria (1724), and Carl Stamitz (1745).