Ignaz Pleyel

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Birthday
18, 1757
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Nov 14, 1831 (74)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
18, 1757
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Nov 14, 1831 (74)

About

Classical-era musician and piano builder who was celebrated during his time, but fell into obscurity with ensuing generations. He wrote the puppet opera "Die Fee Urgele" in 1776 as part of his apprentice work.

Before Fame

He was sponsored in his studies by aristocracy, namely Count Ladislaus Erdődy.

Trivia

He saved his life during France's Reign of Terror by composing music celebrating the new republic.

Family Life

He was born No. 24 out of 38 children in his family. His father Martin was a schoolmaster.

Associated With

He was Joseph Haydn's pupil, friend, advocate, and occasional competitor.