Felix Mendelssohn – German composer of the Romantic period.

His full name is Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

Felix Mendelssohn interesting facts

1. Felix Mendelssohn was born 210 years ago. He died 172 years ago (data: May 2019).

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2. The grandfather of Felix Mendelssohn was an outstanding Jewish philosopher – Mojżesz Mendelssohn.

3. His sister Fanny Mendelssohn was a famous pianist and composer.

4. He began learning to play the piano at the age of 6.

5. At the age of 9, he gave his first public concert with a chamber orchestra.

6. At the age of 13, he published his first work – a piano quartet, and his first symphony at the age of 15.

7. At the age of 12, he met the outstanding German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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8. He composed his most famous work – the concert overture to Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream “at the age of 17.

9. After his sister died, he suffered from depression that led to his death.

10. In 1816, his family converted to Christianity.

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Felix Mendelssohn questions and answers

Where and when was Felix Mendelssohn born?

Felix Mendelssohn was born on February 3, 1809 in the city of Hamburg (Germany).

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How many years did Felix Mendelssohn live?

Felix Mendelssohn lived for 38 years.

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How tall was Felix Mendelssohn?

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What sign of the Zodiac was Felix Mendelssohn under?


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Where and when did Felix Mendelssohn die?

Felix Mendelssohn died on November 4, 1847 in the city of Leipzig (Germany).

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How did Felix Mendelssohn die?

Depression after his sister’s death led to his death.

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