Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg b. February 3, 1736 d. March 7, 1809 Composer. A theorist and teacher in addition to being a composer, he wrote primarily in the "Galant" style, which was a courtly transitional phase between the Baroque and Classical periods, and his music is noted for its skillful use of counterpoint. Born in Klosterneuburg, Austria, he was initially trained as a choirboy, studying music at a Benedictine seminary. He was later a provincial organist before settling in Vienna, Austria in 1765. There he served as Imperial Court Organist from 1772...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Saint Marxer Friedhof Cemetery, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Diabelli, Antonio b. September 6, 1781 d. April 7, 1858 Music Publisher, Editor, and Composer. In 1818 he co-founded the Vienna music publishing firm Cappi & Diabelli, which became Diabelli & Co. in 1824. To publicize the new venture, Diabelli penned a little waltz for piano and invited Austria's leading composers to write variations on it, the results to be collected in a printed album. Fifty composers contributed pieces, including Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, and Carl Czerny. Ludwig Van Beethoven, however, responded not...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Saint Marxer Friedhof Cemetery, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Gottlieb, Anna b. April 29, 1774 d. February 4, 1856 Opera Singer. A noted soprano of her day, she is remembered for creating roles in two of Mozart's best-known works. Born Maria Anna Josepha Francisca Gottlieb to a theatrical family, she took to the stage at around five and at 12 was Barbarina in the May 1, 1786, world premiere of "The Marriage of Figaro". At 15, she was Amande in Paul Wranitzky's "Oberon, King of the Elves"; around that same time, she joined the Theater auf der Wieden and was to star in a number of the company's "singspiele" (...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Saint Marxer Friedhof Cemetery, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Gänsbacher, Johann Baptist [original burial site] b. May 8, 1778 d. July 13, 1844 Composer. Born in Sterzing, Austria, he studied music in Darmstadt with Abbe Vogler and later in Vienna with Antonio Salieri. For many years he was a close friend of early Romantic composers Carl Maria von Weber and Giocomo Meyerbeer, though his own style remained essentially Classical. From 1823 until his death he held the important position of Kapellmeister at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, and the bulk of his music consists of liturgical works, including 17 masses. Gänsbacher was among...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Saint Marxer Friedhof Cemetery, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Karadzic, Vuk Stefanovic b. November 6, 1787 d. February 7, 1864 Educator. A Serbian language and literature scientist, he was the founder of the Serbian modern grammar and language. His works were play a very important role in the development of all Slavic languages. (Bio by: Frantisek Zboray) Cause of death: natural causes Saint Marxer Friedhof Cemetery, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria Plot: The old northen part of cemetery, appx. 200 m behind and left from the Mozart's grave, very dark place, between the trees and slope.
Madersperger, Josef b. June 10, 1768 d. February 10, 1850 Sewing Machine Pioneer. He finished his prototype in the year 1808 and requested a patent from the Austrian offices in 1814. He became never rich from the invention and, and died destitute. Saint Marxer Friedhof Cemetery, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria Plot: 60 m from the cemetery entry gate, direct nearby the mainfootpath on the right hand side (behind th
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus b. January 27, 1756 d. December 5, 1791 Composer. Born Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Gottlieb Mozart in Salzburg, Austria, the son of Anna Maria Pertl and Leopold Mozart, a violinist and assistant concertmaster in the service of the archbishop of Salzburg. An acknowledged prodigy, at three he began harpsichord lessons and at four he played and composed minuets. At five, he performed in public for the first time, and the following year he and his older sister performed a series of concerts throughout Europe. In 1768 he composed his...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Millary Fever Saint Marxer Friedhof Cemetery*, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.