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.

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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)