Florian Schneider

Flute Player

Birthday April 7, 1947

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Germany

DEATH DATE May 6, 2020 (73)

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Multi-instrumentalist who helped found the electronic music group Kraftwerk.

Before Fame

He studied at the Academy of Arts in Remscheid before founding Kraftwerk with Ralf Hütter in 1970.


The track "V-2 Schneider" on David Bowie's album Heroes is titled after him.

Family Life

His father was architect Paul Schneider-Esleben. He had a daughter named Lisa. 

Associated With

David Bowie was greatly influenced by his music and sound.