Paul Lincke

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Birthday
7, 1866
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 4, 1946 (79)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1866
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 4, 1946 (79)

About

Father of the Berlin operetta, a form of light opera. He was as influential in Berlin as Johann Strauss was in Vienna and Jacques Offenbach in Paris.

Before Fame

He favored military music initially. This led to schooling at Wittenberge, where he became a skilled bassoonist, drummer, pianist, violinist, and tenor horn player.

Trivia

He was made an honorary citizen of Berlin on his 75th birthday.

Family Life

His father was a magistrate, but also played violin in numerous small orchestras. He married Anna Muller in 1886 when she was only 17.

Associated With

His music was played in "Titanic," James Cameron's epic film from 1997.