Felix Mendelssohn

Beautiful Composer of the 1800's

By: Jayme Palmer

Felix Mendelssohn was born on February 4, 1809 in Germany. He had Jewish parents but they baptized him as a Lutheran Christian. They wanted him to have an unjewish way of life even though they were proud of their heritage. He worked for himself as a composer.

Personal Life

He married Cecile Jeanrenaud, who was 10 years younger than him! He was a highly demanded brilliant composer. He conducted the Gewandhaus Orchestra.

His Family

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Sources Cited:

Britannica.com
Allmusic.com
nnab.com