Silbermann, Gottfried

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Silbermann, Gottfried Gender: M
born on 14 January 1683 Jul.Cal. (24 Jan 1683 greg.) at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Frauenstein, Germany, 50n48, 13e32
Timezone LMT m13e32 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 04°26' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 26°11 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 18°18'

Gottfried Silbermann (Commemorative plate for him and his brother Andreas Silbermann in Kleinbobritzsch)
photo: Norbert Kaiser, license cc-by-sa-3.0


German builder of keyboard instruments. He built harpsichords, clavichords, organs, and fortepianos; his modern reputation rests mainly on the latter two. He died on August 4, 1753, probably as the result of tin-lead poisoning.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Silbermann, Andreas (born 16 May 1678 Jul.Cal. (26 May 1678 greg.))


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Gottfried Silbermann" by Werner Müller (Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1982), p. 23: "Hier wurde am 14. Januar 1683, smorgents umb 5 Uhre, Gottfried Silbermann geboren." Translation: Gottfried Silbermann was born here on 14 January 1683 at 5 o'clock in the morning. Same data in "Die Orgelbauerfamilie Silbermann: Bibliographie zu ihrem Leben und Werk" by Hermann Wettstein and Werner Müller (Rheingold, 1970), p. 34.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Other Entertain/Music (Builder of keyboard instruments)

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