Wilhelm Cramer

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Portrait painting of Wilhelm Cramer by the English painter Thomas Hardy in 1794, painted for the British music publisher and seller, John Bland.

Wilhelm Cramer (2 June 1746, Mannheim – 5 October 1799, London) was a famous London violinist and musical conductor of German origin. He was one of a numerous family who were identified with the progress of music during the 18th and 19th centuries. Wilhelm Cramer is the father of the famous Johann Baptist Cramer (24 February 1771 – 16 April 1858) (English musician of German origin).

Cramer Street in London's Marylebone district is named after him.[1]


  • Fairfield, Sheila (1983). The Streets Of London: A Dictionary Of The Names And Their Origins. Papermac. ISBN 978-0-333-28649-4. 

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  1. ^ Fairfield 1983, p. 84.