Ries, Franz Xaverius

BORN 10 Nov 1755, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 1 Nov 1846, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
GRAVE LOCATION Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Alter Friedhof (Abteilung I, Grabnummer 537)

Franz Xaverius Ries was a child prodigy at the violin. He entered the Court Orchestra in Bonn when he was only eleven years old. Later he became it's concert master and then it's leader.

In Bonn he lived opposite to the house where Ludwig von Beethoven was born and he taught the young Ludwig the violin. Johanna Kinkel was also one of his pupils. His sons Ferdinand and Hubert Ries were musicians as well.

Related persons
• was teacher to Beethoven, Ludwig van
• was teacher to Kinkel, Johanna


The grave of Franz Anton Ries at the Alter Friedhof, Bonn.
Picture by Androom (18 Nov 2001)


Rietschel, Ernst

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 21 May 2018