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Leipzig, Germany

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.leipzig.de/

Population:
500,000 (2002)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Leipzig
1409
Leipzig Conservatory
 

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
MDR Symphony Orchestra
1915
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
1781

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Anita Berber
Actor
10-Jun-1899 10-Nov-1928 Scarlet whore of Berlin
Hanns Eisler
Composer
6-Jul-1898 6-Sep-1962 German radical composer
Werner Fornos
Activist
1933   The Population Institute
Andreas Gursky
Photographer
15-Jan-1955   99 Cent II Diptychon
Wilhelm Hofmeister
Botanist
18-May-1824 12-Jan-1877 Alternation of generations in plants
Bernard Katz
Scientist
26-Mar-1911 20-Apr-2003 Neurotransmitters and the pineal gland
Bill Kaulitz
Singer
1-Sep-1989   Lead vocalist, Tokio Hotel
Tom Kaulitz
Guitarist
1-Sep-1989   Guitarist, Tokio Hotel
Gottfried Leibniz
Mathematician
1-Jul-1646 14-Nov-1716 Co-Inventor of calculus
Johannes Popitz
Government
2-Dec-1884 2-Feb-1945 Prussian finance minister 1933-44
Clara Schumann
Pianist
13-Sep-1819 20-May-1896 Romantic pianist and composer
Walter Ulbricht
Head of State
30-Jun-1893 1-Aug-1973 East German leader, 1960-73
Lillian Vernon
Business
18-Mar-1927   Mail-order maven of America
Richard Wagner
Composer
22-May-1813 13-Feb-1883 Ride of the Valkyries

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Johann Sebastian Bach
Composer
21-Mar-1685 28-Jul-1750 Baroque composer
Felix Mendelssohn
Composer
3-Feb-1809 4-Nov-1847 Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Justus Menius
Religion
13-Dec-1499 11-Aug-1558 Lutheran theologian in Thuringinia
August Möbius
Astronomer
17-Nov-1790 26-Sep-1868 Möbius strip
Wilhelm Ostwald
Chemist
2-Sep-1853 4-Apr-1932 Ostwald's Law of Dilution and Conductivity
Johann Tetzel
Religion
c. 1460 4-Jul-1519 Seller of indulgences



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