Leon Jessel

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Birthday
22, 1871
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 4, 1942 (70)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1871
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 4, 1942 (70)

About

Wrote "The Parade of the Tin Soldiers." He achieved fame with his operettas and light classical music, but the Nazi rise ended his career.

Before Fame

He converted to Christianity from Judaism in 1894. His first operetta "The Courtship" premiered the same year.

Trivia

His opera "Black Forest Girl" was his biggest success and premiered in Berlin in 1917.

Family Life

His father Samuel was a merchant who married an American, Mary. He married Anna Gerholdt in 1921.

Associated With

He and Julius Rontgen were two of Germany's most successful composers at the start of the 20th century.