Georg Philipp Telemann

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Birthday
14, 1681
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 25, 1767 (86)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
14, 1681
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 25, 1767 (86)

About

German Baroque composer considered to be one of the most prolific composers in history. He was compared favorably to his contemporary Johann Sebastian Bach.

Before Fame

He took singing lessons when he was 10 years old and composed his first opera at 12 years old.

Trivia

His work incorporates various national stylings such as those from France and Italy.

Family Life

He was married to Maria Catherina, and he raised his grandson after his eldest son Andreas died in 1755.

Associated With

He was the godfather and namesake of one of Johann Sebastian Bach's sons.