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Johann Kuhnau

1660 - 1722

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Johann Kuhnau (German: [ˈkuːnaʊ]; 6 April 1660 – 5 June 1722) was a German polymath, known primarily as a composer today. He was also active as a novelist, translator, lawyer, and music theorist, and was able to combine these activities with his duties in his official post as Thomaskantor in Leipzig, which he occupied for 21 years. Much of his music, including operas, masses, and other large-scale vocal works, is lost. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Kuhnau has received more than 78,316 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Johann Kuhnau is the 359th most popular composer (down from 302nd in 2019), the 1,359th most popular biography from Germany (down from 382nd in 2019) and the 54th most popular German Composer.

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Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Johann Kuhnau ranks 359 out of 1,228Before him are Anatoly Lyadov, Friedrich von Flotow, Hans Leo Hassler, Germaine Tailleferre, Edgard Varèse, and Ignaz Moscheles. After him are Francesco Cilea, Vladimir Cosma, Hans Werner Henze, Toru Takemitsu, Louis Durey, and Viktor Ullmann.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1660, Johann Kuhnau ranks 8Before him are George I of Great Britain, Alessandro Scarlatti, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, Veronica Giuliani, and André Campra. After him are Hans Sloane, Andreas Schlüter, Johann Joseph Fux, Friedrich Hoffmann, Rafael Casanova, and Francesco II d'Este, Duke of Modena. Among people deceased in 1722, Johann Kuhnau ranks 7Before him are Kangxi Emperor, Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Bartholomew Roberts, John Toland, and Johann Adam Reincken. After him are Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, Pierre Varignon, Claude Gillot, Adriaen van der Werff, Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg, and Johann Jacob Bach.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Kuhnau ranks 1,359 out of 5,289Before him are Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (1690), Ernst-Günther Schenck (1904), Princess Margaretha of Saxony (1840), Ernst-Robert Grawitz (1899), Klaus Schwab (1938), and Hildegard Knef (1925). After him are Charles De Coster (1827), Christian Morgenstern (1871), Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1785), Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal (1861), Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1756), and Oswald Boelcke (1891).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann Kuhnau ranks 54Before him are Johann Schein (1586), Alfred Einstein (1880), Joseph Martin Kraus (1756), Hugo Riemann (1849), Friedrich von Flotow (1812), and Hans Leo Hassler (1564). After him are Hans Werner Henze (1926), Reinhard Keiser (1674), Klaus Schulze (1947), Carl Heinrich Graun (1704), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), and Carl Loewe (1796).