Johann van Beethoven

1740 - 1792

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Johann van Beethoven (c. 1739 or 1740 – 18 December 1792) was a Flemish-German musician, teacher, and singer who sang in the chapel of the Archbishop of Cologne, whose court was at Bonn. He is best known as the father of the celebrated composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann van Beethoven has received more than 380,654 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Johann van Beethoven is the 426th most popular composer (down from 375th in 2019), the 1,595th most popular biography from Germany and the 64th most popular German Composer.

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Among composers, Johann van Beethoven ranks 426 out of 1,228Before him are Luis Bacalov, Domenico Zipoli, Hans Richter, Gaspar Sanz, Bruno Maderna, and Charles Koechlin. After him are Sebastián Iradier, Clemens Krauss, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, Thomas Arne, Maria Szymanowska, and Federico Mompou.

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Among people born in 1740, Johann van Beethoven ranks 11Before him are Empress Go-Sakuramachi, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Isabelle de Charrière, Carl Michael Bellman, Giambattista Bodoni, and Bernard-René Jourdan de Launay. After him are Johann Jacob Schweppe, Louis-Sébastien Mercier, Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein, James Boswell, Matthias Claudius, and Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine. Among people deceased in 1792, Johann van Beethoven ranks 14Before him are Robert Adam, Joseph Martin Kraus, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Tiradentes, Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, and Nguyễn Huệ. After him are Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Jacques Cazotte, Denis Fonvizin, Maximilian Hell, John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, and Guillaume Le Gentil.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann van Beethoven ranks 1,595 out of 5,289Before him are Bruno Streckenbach (1902), Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia (1200), Christiane F. (1962), Carl Gustav Carus (1789), Michael Maestlin (1550), and Philip Johan von Strahlenberg (1676). After him are Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen (1310), Viktor Brack (1904), Andreas Libavius (1555), Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1808), Karin Schubert (1944), and Hans Hermann von Katte (1704).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann van Beethoven ranks 64Before him are Carl Heinrich Graun (1704), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), Carl Loewe (1796), Wolfgang Wagner (1919), Peter Cornelius (1824), and Fredrik Pacius (1809). After him are Heinrich Marschner (1795), Ferdinand Hiller (1811), Albert Lortzing (1801), Johann Georg Pisendel (1687), Johann Ludwig Bach (1677), and Gershon Kingsley (1922).