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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 109,862 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Kuhnau is the 358th most popular composer (up from 359th in 2019), the 1,384th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,359th in 2019) and the 50th most popular German Composer.

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Among composers, Johann Kuhnau ranks 358 out of 1,216Before him are Johann Adam Reincken, Dimitri Tiomkin, Michel Richard Delalande, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Georg Muffat, and Michael Nyman. After him are Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska, Joseph Martin Kraus, Friedrich von Flotow, György Kurtág, Alfred Newman, and Mieczysław Weinberg.

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Among people born in 1660, Johann Kuhnau ranks 10Before him are Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, André Campra, Johann Joseph Fux, Hans Sloane, and Veronica Giuliani. After him are Andreas Schlüter, Johann Patkul, Rafael Casanova, Friedrich Hoffmann, Francesco II d'Este, Duke of Modena, and Arnold Houbraken. Among people deceased in 1722, Johann Kuhnau ranks 7Before him are Kangxi Emperor, Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine, Bartholomew Roberts, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, John Toland, and Johann Adam Reincken. After him are Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, Pierre Varignon, Marie Anne de La Trémoille, princesse des Ursins, Éléonore Desmier d'Olbreuse, Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg, and Adriaen van der Werff.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Kuhnau ranks 1,384 out of 6,142Before him are Axel Honneth (1949), Hartmann von Aue (1160), Otto Wels (1873), Jakob Wassermann (1873), Johann Eck (1486), and Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (1866). After him are Julius Schaub (1898), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Nicolaus von Below (1907), Bert Trautmann (1923), Hugo Schmeisser (1884), and Franz Seldte (1882).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann Kuhnau ranks 50Before him are Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), Georg Böhm (1661), Samuel Scheidt (1587), Alfred Einstein (1880), Karl Richter (1926), and Carl Loewe (1796). After him are Joseph Martin Kraus (1756), Friedrich von Flotow (1812), Johann Schein (1586), Carl Heinrich Graun (1704), Klaus Schulze (1947), and Ferdinand Ries (1784).