Daniel Steibelt

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Birthday
22, 1765
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 2, 1823 (57)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1765
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 2, 1823 (57)

About

Boisterous musician known for his creativity, especially with regard to operas like Cendrillon and his chamber music.

Before Fame

He wrote the dramatic opera Romeo et Juliette, which critics considered to be the height of his artistic accomplishments.

Trivia

He was responsible for the first performance of The Creation, which was composed by Joseph Haydn.

Family Life

His father forced him to abandon music and join the Prussian army, which he deserted.

Associated With

He was publicly humiliated after he dared Ludwig van Beethoven to a competition of skill. Beethoven, of course, won.