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 267,687 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Louis Spohr is the 176th most popular composer (up from 185th in 2019), the 608th most popular biography from Germany (up from 648th in 2019) and the 30th most popular German Composer.

Louis Spohr is most famous for his violin concertos.

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Among composers, Louis Spohr ranks 176 out of 1,228Before him are John Barry, Adrian Willaert, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Max Reger, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov. After him are Bohuslav Martinů, Siegfried Wagner, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Luciano Berio, Francesco Landini, and Michael Praetorius.

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Among people born in 1784, Louis Spohr ranks 8Before him are Jérôme Bonaparte, Zachary Taylor, Friedrich Bessel, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Marie-Antoine Carême, and Karl Thomas Mozart. After him are Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Leo von Klenze, Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, François Rude, and Rafael del Riego. Among people deceased in 1859, Louis Spohr ranks 12Before him are John Vianney, Wilhelm Grimm, Washington Irving, Josip Jelačić, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, and Carl Ritter. After him are Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Bettina von Arnim, Archduke John of Austria, Thomas De Quincey, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and John Brown.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Louis Spohr ranks 608 out of 5,289Before him are Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Maria Sophie of Bavaria (1841), Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (1907), Erich Priebke (1913), Max Reger (1873), and Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland (1653). After him are Erich Hoepner (1886), Fritz Walter (1920), Philipp Scheidemann (1865), Arthur Nebe (1894), Elizabeth Alexeievna (1779), and Albert, King of Sweden (1340).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Louis Spohr ranks 30Before him are Kurt Weill (1900), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), and Max Reger (1873). After him are Michael Praetorius (1571), Johann Joachim Quantz (1697), Johann Christoph Bach (1642), Carl Friedrich Abel (1723), Johann Mattheson (1681), and Friedrich Kuhlau (1786).