Johann Jacob Heidegger

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John Faber : John James Heidegger . Portrait (after Jean-Baptiste van Loo )
Heidegger in the background, with Francesca Cuzzoni and Farinelli , approx. 1729. By Joseph Goupy, after Marco Ricci

John James Heidegger , actually Johann Jacob Heidegger (born June 16, 1659 in Zurich , † September 7, 1749 in Richmond upon Thames ) was an impresario in London .


Heidegger was a son of the theologian Johann Heinrich Heidegger . He went to England around 1708 and appeared as assistant director of the Queen's Theater in 1710 , where he held scandalous masked balls . From 1713 to 1738 he was commercial director of the now renamed King's Theater, from 1719 to 1728 director of the Royal Academy of Music , the opera company for which George Frideric Handel , Giovanni Battista Bononcini and Attilio Ariosti composed.

In 1738, Heidegger withdrew from the capital London to the nearby town of Richmond upon Thames until his death in 1749 , where in 1910 a “room decorated with all sorts of Swiss landscapes” reminded of Heidegger in a house on Maids of Honor Row .

In Shepherd's Bush , Richmond upon Thames, today Greater London , the “Heidegger Crescent” street is named after the famous resident of the past.


Web links

Commons : John James Heidegger  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Swiss Gender Book. Volume 4 (1913), p. 257.
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