Johann Ludwig Dussek

Born in Czaslau, Bohemia, February 9, 1761.

After the completion of his studies, he became an organist, and later, when residing at Amsterdam and The Hague, he devoted much time to composition. His subsequent career was passed as a teacher of prominence in London, and on the Continent as a protege successively of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, Prince von Eisenburg, and Talleyrand. He occupies an important place in the annals of the development of pianoforte playing.

He died in St. Germain-en-Laye, France, March 20, 1812