Hans Georg Benda

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Hans Georg Benda, approx. 1742, unknown painter
Dorothea Brixi, ca.1742, unknown painter
Parental home of the Benda family, built in 1706/07

Hans Georg Benda (also Johann Georg Benda and Jan Jiří Benda; * 1686 ; † 1757 ) was a Bohemian linen weaver and musician in Alt-Benatek an der Jizera and the progenitor of the Benda family of musicians.


Hans Georg Benda was married to Dorothea Brixi, daughter of the village cantor Heinrich Brixi in Skalsko . Her children were the court musicians Franz Benda (1709–1786), Johann Georg Benda (1713–1752), Georg Benda (1722–1795) and Joseph Benda (1724–1804) and the court singer Anna Franziska Benda (1728–1781), married Hattasch , and the linen weaver Viktor Benda (1719–1762).

See also


Individual evidence

  1. Lorenz 'biography, page 3
  2. Lorenz 'biography, page 3
  3. see his portrait on page 4 in Lorenz's biography
  4. see her portrait on page 4 in Lorenz's biography
  5. Her cousin Simon Brixi was the choirmaster of the Prague parish church of St. Martin, whose son was the composer, organist and cathedral music director in Prague, Franz Xaver Brixi