Johann Leopold Abel

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Johann Leopold Abel
Born 24 July 1795
Ludwigslust, Germany
Died 1871
London, England
Nationality German
Occupation Pianist, composer

Johann Leopold Abel (24 July 1795 - 1871) was a German pianist and composer. He was the grandson of Leopold August Abel and the son of Christian Andreas Abel. Born in Ludwigslust, Abel attempted to tour as a child prodigy on the piano, but this was a failure.[1] He taught music in German courts until 1819 when health problems prompted him to travel abroad.[2] He traveled to Savannah, Georgia in order to visit his brother and then sailed to London in 1820. He stayed in London until his death in 1871.[3] He was the father of the chemist Frederick Abel.


  1. ^ Junker, C (1776). Zwanzig Componisten : eine Skizze. Bern: Bey der typographischen Gesellschaft. p. 549. OCLC 17709259. 
  2. ^ Pohl, C. (1867). Mozart und Haydn in London. Wien. OCLC 472928003. 
  3. ^ Grove, George (1980). The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. London: Macmillan Publishers. p. 10. ISBN 9781561591749. 

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