Austrian music stars deceased in Bubonic plague

Here are 1 famous musicians from Austria died in Bubonic plague:

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (February 11, 2015 Scheibbs-March 20, 1680 Prague) also known as Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich was an Austrian violinist and composer.

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Johann Heinrich Schmelzer was born in Scheibbs, Lower Austria in 1620. He served as a violinist in the chapel of the Bishop of Olomouc before becoming the court violinist of Emperor Leopold I in Vienna. Schmelzer was also a prolific and influential composer during his time, and his music was highly regarded by his contemporaries. He is considered one of the most important exponents of the Viennese violin school, and his works are noted for their innovative use of harmony and counterpoint. In addition to his music, Schmelzer was also known for his extravagant lifestyle and love of gambling, which led to financial difficulties later in life. Despite this, his contributions to music have secured his place in history as one of the foremost composers of the Baroque era.

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