Fanny Mendelssohn


Birthday November 14, 1805

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Germany

DEATH DATE May 14, 1847 (41)

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German composer known for being one of the most influential female composers of her time. She is remembered for works like Lied Ohne Worte (Song without Words).

Before Fame

She grew up with Jewish parents but was not raised in the Jewish tradition.


Due to prevailing attitudes towards women at the time, she released several of her early compositions under her father's name.

Family Life

Her grandfather is philosopher Moses Mendelssohn.

Associated With

One of her many famous relatives is her brother, composer Felix Mendelssohn.