Maria Theresia von Paradis

1759 - 1824

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Maria Theresia von Paradis (May 15, 1759 – February 1, 1824) was an Austrian musician and composer who lost her sight at an early age, and for whom her close friend Mozart may have written his Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Theresia von Paradis has received more than 159,458 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Maria Theresia von Paradis is the 251st most popular musician (down from 232nd in 2019), the 298th most popular biography from Austria (down from 285th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Austrian Musician.

Maria Theresia von Paradis was a blind pianist and composer. She was born in 1759 and died in 1824. She is most famous for being a blind pianist and composer.

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Among musicians, Maria Theresia von Paradis ranks 251 out of 3,175Before her are John Zorn, Mick Taylor, Don Cherry, Dinu Lipatti, Georges Prêtre, and Consuelo Velázquez. After her are Peter Tosh, Beck, Wanda Landowska, Chico Buarque, Bob Klose, and Toots Thielemans.

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Among people born in 1759, Maria Theresia von Paradis ranks 12Before her are Robert Burns, Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, William Pitt the Younger, William Wilberforce, Clotilde of France, and Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp. After her are Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, Friedrich August Wolf, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg, Jacques Cathelineau, and Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach. Among people deceased in 1824, Maria Theresia von Paradis ranks 16Before her are Giovanni Battista Viotti, Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès, Rama II of Siam, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Maine de Biran, and Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca. After her are Charles-François Lebrun, Friedrich August Wolf, Ercole Consalvi, Joseph Joubert, Kamehameha II, and Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Maria Theresia von Paradis ranks 298 out of 1,424Before her are Katharina Schratt (1853), Hermann Buhl (1924), Bertha Pappenheim (1859), Joseph Lanner (1801), Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (1614), and Clemence of Austria (1262). After her are Friedrich von Wieser (1851), Rudolf Hilferding (1877), Leopold Joseph von Daun (1705), Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria (1878), Franz Böhme (1885), and István Széchenyi (1791).

Among MUSICIANS In Austria

Among musicians born in Austria, Maria Theresia von Paradis ranks 8Before her are Maria Anna Mozart (1751), Baroness Mary Vetsera (1871), Fritz Kreisler (1875), Karl Thomas Mozart (1784), Joseph Joachim (1831), and Anton Diabelli (1781). After her are Joe Zawinul (1932), Friedrich Gulda (1930), Paul Wittgenstein (1887), Willi Boskovsky (1909), Annie Fischer (1914), and Paul Badura-Skoda (1927).