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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" (baptized as "Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart"; January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was a prolific and highly influential composer of Classical music. His enormous output of more than six hundred compositions includes works that are widely acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. Mozart is among the most enduringly popular of European composers, and many of his works are part of the standard concert repertoire.


thumb|left|250px|Mozart's birthplace at Getreidegasse 9, Salzburg, Austria

Mozart was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl Mozart, in the front room of 9 Getreidegasse in Salzburg, the capital of the sovereign Archbishopric of Salzburg, in what is now Austria, then part of the Holy Roman Empire. His only sibling who survived beyond infancy was an older sister: Maria Anna, nicknamed Nannerl. Mozart was baptized the day after his birth at St. Rupert's Cathedral. The baptismal record gives his name in Latinized form as ''Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangeus Theopheilus Mozart''. Of these names, the first two refer to John Chrysostom, one of the Church Fathers, and they were...

date of birthJanuary 27, 1756
place of birthSalzburg, Austria
date of deathDecember 5, 1791
place of deathVienna, Austria (aged 35)
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