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Johann Pachelbel

1653 - 1706

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Johann Pachelbel (baptised 1 September 1653 – buried 9 March 1706; also Pachelbel) was a German composer, organist, and teacher who brought the south German organ schools to their peak. He composed a large body of sacred and secular music, and his contributions to the development of the chorale prelude and fugue have earned him a place among the most important composers of the middle Baroque era.Pachelbel's music enjoyed enormous popularity during his lifetime; he had many pupils and his music became a model for the composers of south and central Germany. Today, Pachelbel is best known for the Canon in D; other well known works include the Chaconne in F minor, the Toccata in E minor for organ, and the Hexachordum Apollinis, a set of keyboard variations.He was influenced by southern German composers, such as Johann Jakob Froberger and Johann Caspar Kerll, Italians such as Girolamo Frescobaldi and Alessandro Poglietti, French composers, and the composers of the Nuremberg tradition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Pachelbel has received more than 1,492,666 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Johann Pachelbel is the 72nd most popular composer (down from 62nd in 2019), the 177th most popular biography from Germany (down from 141st in 2019) and the 16th most popular Composer.

Johann Pachelbel is most famous for his Canon in D Major.

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Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Johann Pachelbel ranks 72 out of 1,216Before him are Alexander Scriabin, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Charles Gounod, Vangelis, Alessandro Scarlatti, and Alexander Borodin. After him are Anton Webern, Josquin des Prez, Jules Massenet, Dieterich Buxtehude, Gabriel Fauré, and Franz Lehár.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1653, Johann Pachelbel ranks 2Before him is Arcangelo Corelli. After him are Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland, Prince George of Denmark, Claudia Felicitas of Austria, André-Hercule de Fleury, Claude Louis Hector de Villars, Georg Muffat, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Maria Amalia of Courland, Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, and Caspar van Wittel. Among people deceased in 1706, Johann Pachelbel ranks 1After him are Pierre Bayle, Peter II of Portugal, 6th Dalai Lama, Andreas Werckmeister, Bernhard I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Arsenije III Čarnojević, Ferdinand de Marsin, Rahman Baba, John Evelyn, Fyodor Alexeyevich Golovin, and Georg Joseph Kamel.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Pachelbel ranks 177 out of 6,142Before him are Oswald Spengler (1880), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), Erich Hartmann (1922), Max Ernst (1891), Magda Goebbels (1901), and Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846). After him are Baron d'Holbach (1723), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Olaf Scholz (1958), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), and Max Born (1882).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann Pachelbel ranks 16Before him are Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Carl Orff (1895), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Johann Christian Bach (1735), and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714). After him are Hans Zimmer (1957), Paul Hindemith (1895), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Heinrich Schütz (1585), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), and Max Bruch (1838).