|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)|
|Astrology data||04°26' 26°11 Asc. 18°18'|
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.
- sibling relationship with Silbermann, Andreas (born 16 May 1678 Jul.Cal. (26 May 1678 greg.))
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)