Schütz, Heinrich

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Schütz, Heinrich Gender: M
born on 8 October 1585 Jul.Cal. (18 Oct 1585 greg.) at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Bad Köstritz, Germany, 50n56, 12e01
Timezone LMT m12e01 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 25°15' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°08 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 14°11'

Heinrich Schütz


German composer and organist, generally regarded as the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach and often considered to be one of the most important composers of the 17th century along with Claudio Monteverdi. He wrote what is traditionally considered to be the first German opera, Dafne (Opitz-Schütz), performed at Torgau in 1627, the music of which has since been lost. He is commemorated as a musician in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church on 28 July with Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel.

He died on 6 November 1672.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 6 November 1672 Jul.Cal. (16 Nov 1672 greg.)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Hans Joachim Moser's book, "Heinrich Schütz; His Life and Work" (Concordia, 1959), p. 22: "According to the biography appended to the funeral sermon, Schutz was born in Kostritz on October 8, 1585, at seven o'clock in the evening - the astrologers required such precision - and was baptized, according to the church record, on October 9."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (organist)