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Samuel Scheidt

1587 - 1654

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Samuel Scheidt (baptised 3 November 1587 – 24 March 1654) was a German composer, organist and teacher of the early Baroque era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Scheidt has received more than 94,216 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Samuel Scheidt is the 334th most popular composer (down from 297th in 2019), the 1,274th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,120th in 2019) and the 46th most popular German Composer.

Samuel Scheidt is most famous for his work in the development of the modern keyboard. He also wrote a book on music theory and composed many compositions for organ, harpsichord, and clavichord.

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Among composers, Samuel Scheidt ranks 334 out of 1,216Before him are Luca Marenzio, Henri Dutilleux, Giovanni Bononcini, Francesco Durante, Ignaz Moscheles, and Heinrich Isaac. After him are Mykola Leontovych, Alfred Einstein, Marcel Dupré, Ernest Bloch, Francesco Cilea, and Frank Martin.

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Among people born in 1587, Samuel Scheidt ranks 6Before him are Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, Francesca Caccini, Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Joost van den Vondel, and Jan Pieterszoon Coen. After him are Stefano Landi, Virginia Centurione Bracelli, Esaias van de Velde, Magdalene of Bavaria, Ferdinando Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, and Johannes Fabricius. Among people deceased in 1654, Samuel Scheidt ranks 9Before him are Carel Fabritius, Emperor Go-Kōmyō, Alessandro Algardi, Paulus Potter, Johannes Valentinus Andreae, and Peter Claver. After him are İslâm III Giray, Jacques Lemercier, Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, Ole Worm, and Matei Basarab.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Samuel Scheidt ranks 1,274 out of 6,142Before him are Herta Bothe (1921), Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden (1857), Henri Victor Regnault (1810), Heinz Linge (1913), Karl Richard Lepsius (1810), and Johann Peter Eckermann (1792). After him are George, Duke of Saxony (1471), Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426), Dagmar of Bohemia (1186), Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1741), Anna Maria van Schurman (1607), and Anselm Feuerbach (1829).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Samuel Scheidt ranks 46Before him are Hanns Eisler (1898), Johann Jakob Froberger (1616), Carl Reinecke (1824), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), and Georg Böhm (1661). After him are Alfred Einstein (1880), Karl Richter (1926), Carl Loewe (1796), Johann Kuhnau (1660), Joseph Martin Kraus (1756), and Friedrich von Flotow (1812).