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GermanBorn Jakob Ludwig Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY

German composer, pianist, organist and conductor

Born on February 3, 1809 in Hambourg , Germany

Died on November 4, 1847 in Leipzig , Germany

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Felix Mendelssohn was born on 3 February 1809, in Hamburg, at the time an independent city-state, in the same house where, a year later, the dedicatee and first performer of his Violin Concerto, Ferdinand David, would be born. Mendelssohn's father, the banker Abraham Mendelssohn, was the son of the German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, whose family was prominent in the German Jewish community. Until his baptism at age seven, Mendelssohn was brought up largely without religion. His mother, Lea Salomon, was a member of the Itzig family and a sister of Jakob Salomon Bartholdy.

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