Louis Spohr

1784 - 1859

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Louis Spohr ([ˈluːi ˈʃpo:ɐ], 5 April 1784 – 22 October 1859), baptized Ludewig Spohr, later often in the modern German form of the name Ludwig was a German composer, violinist and conductor. Highly regarded during his lifetime, Spohr composed ten symphonies, ten operas, eighteen violin concerti, four clarinet concerti, four oratorios, and various works for small ensemble, chamber music, and art songs. Spohr invented the violin chinrest and the orchestral rehearsal mark. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Spohr has received more than 336,957 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis Spohr is the 186th most popular composer (up from 189th in 2019), the 705th most popular biography from Germany (down from 691st in 2019) and the 28th most popular German Composer.

Louis Spohr is most famous for his violin concertos.

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Over the past year Louis Spohr has had the most page views in the with 36,661 views, followed by German (27,719), and Japanese (8,152). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovenian (83.37%), Irish (77.42%), and Alemannic (34.02%)


Among composers, Louis Spohr ranks 186 out of 1,451Before him are Francesco Cavalli, Giuseppe Torelli, Philip Glass, Sigismond Thalberg, Samuel Barber, and Leonardo Vinci. After him are Scott Joplin, Eduard Strauss, Karol Szymanowski, Andrea Luchesi, Francis Lai, and Witold Lutosławski.

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Among people born in 1784, Louis Spohr ranks 7Before him are Ferdinand VII of Spain, Jérôme Bonaparte, Zachary Taylor, Friedrich Bessel, Marie-Antoine Carême, and Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Karl Thomas Mozart, Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, and Rafael del Riego. Among people deceased in 1859, Louis Spohr ranks 13Before him are John Vianney, Wilhelm Grimm, Josip Jelačić, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Washington Irving, and Bettina von Arnim. After him are Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Archduke John of Austria, Thomas De Quincey, John Brown, Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Louis Spohr ranks 705 out of 7,253Before him are William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852), Heinrich Hoffmann (1885), Kurt Koffka (1886), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727), and Georg Büchner (1813). After him are Max Wolf (1863), Kurt Meyer (1910), Guillaume Henri Dufour (1787), Artur Axmann (1913), Carlos Kleiber (1930), and Hermann Cohen (1842).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Louis Spohr ranks 28Before him are Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), Max Bruch (1838), Kurt Weill (1900), and Max Reger (1873). After him are Johann Joachim Quantz (1697), Michael Praetorius (1571), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), Eduard Künneke (1885), Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), and Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria (1724).