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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 330,137 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis Spohr is the 188th most popular composer (down from 176th in 2019), the 691st most popular biography from Germany (down from 608th in 2019) and the 28th most popular German Composer.

Louis Spohr is most famous for his violin concertos.

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Among composers, Louis Spohr ranks 188 out of 1,216Before him are John Field, Bohuslav Martinů, Komitas, Howard Shore, Siegfried Wagner, and Luciano Berio. After him are Max Reger, Johann Joachim Quantz, Ludwig Minkus, Samuel Barber, Michael Praetorius, and Jordi Savall.

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Among people born in 1784, Louis Spohr ranks 10Before him are Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Friedrich Bessel, Karl Thomas Mozart, Marie-Antoine Carême, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, and Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. After him are Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, Leo von Klenze, François Rude, Rafael del Riego, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, and Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily. Among people deceased in 1859, Louis Spohr ranks 12Before him are Carl Ritter, Wilhelm Grimm, John Vianney, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Josip Jelačić, and Washington Irving. After him are Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Bettina von Arnim, Archduke John of Austria, John Brown, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Thomas De Quincey.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Louis Spohr ranks 691 out of 6,142Before him are Josef Albers (1888), Matilda of Ringelheim (894), Artur Axmann (1913), Hermann Weyl (1885), Klaus Mann (1906), and Karl Carstens (1914). After him are Sandra (1962), Juana Bormann (1893), Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (1774), Wilhelm Marx (1863), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), and Max Reger (1873).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Louis Spohr ranks 28Before him are Max Bruch (1838), Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), Kurt Weill (1900), and Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645). After him are Max Reger (1873), Johann Joachim Quantz (1697), Michael Praetorius (1571), Carl Friedrich Abel (1723), Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), and Engelbert Humperdinck (1854).