Franz Johannes Gleißner (1759 – 18 September 1818) was a German lithographer and composer. In the late 18th century, he met Alois Senefelder, with whom he collaborated for approximately 30 years using lithography as a method of reproduction to print music scores. Using the songs composed by Gleißner, Senefelder demonstrated that lithography could be successfully used for music publication.
- p. 432 (1980) Duckles
- p. 943 (2001) Duckles & Twyman
- p. 61, Zaslaw (2007) Neal. Middleton, Wisconsin "Mozart's Incidental Music to Lanassa and his Thamos Motets" in Cassaro (editor) James Music, Libraries, and the Academy: Essays in Honor of Lenore Coral A-R Editions
- p. 432 Duckles (1980) Vincent. London "Gleissner, Franz" in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Macmillan Vol. 7
- pp. 943–944 Duckles, Twyman (2001) Vincent, Michael. New York "Gleissner, Franz" in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 2nd Ed. Vol. 9 Macmillan
- Free scores by Franz Gleißner at the International Music Score Library Project
- (German) "Franz Gleissner: ein bayerischer Musiker und die Erfindung des Steindruckes" at Kirchenmusik in Benediktbeuern website