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Mendelssohn Bartholdy, (Jacob Ludwig) Felix

Peter Ward Jones

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/52426

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Mendelssohn Bartholdy, (Jacob Ludwig) Felix (1809–1847), composer, was born on 3 February 1809 at Hamburg, Germany, the second of four children of the Jewish banker Abraham Mendelssohn (1776–1835) and his wife, Lea, née Salomon (1777–1842). In 1811 the family moved to Berlin, where the precocious musical gifts of ...

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Subjects: Composition

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