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Ludwig Ritter von Köchel

Ludwig Ritter von Köchel
Ludwig Ritter von Köchel
Born (1800-01-14)14 January 1800
Stein, Lower Austria, Austria
Died 3 June 1877(1877-06-03) (aged 77)
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Nationality Austrian
Occupation musicologist, writer, composer, botanist and publisher
Known for Köchel catalogue

Ludwig Alois Friedrich Ritter von Köchel (German: ; 14 January 1800 – 3 June 1877) was an Austrian musicologist, writer, composer, botanist and publisher. He is best known for cataloguing the works of and originating the 'K-numbers' by which they are known (K for Köchel).

Life

Born in the town of Stein, Lower Austria, he studied law in Vienna and graduated with a PhD in 1827. For fifteen years, he was tutor to the four sons of Archduke Charles of Austria. Köchel was rewarded with a knighthood and a generous financial settlement, permitting him to spend the rest of his life as a private scholar. Contemporary scientists were greatly impressed by his botanical researches in North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, the United Kingdom, the North Cape, and Russia. In addition to botany, he was interested in geology and mineralogy, but also loved music, and was a member of the Mozarteum Salzburg. He died of cancer at age 77 in Vienna.

Köchel Catalogue

In 1862 he published the Köchel catalogue, a chronological and thematic register of the works of Mozart. This catalogue was the first on such a scale and

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