Ries, Franz Anton

BORN 10 Nov 1755, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 1 Nov 1846, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
BIRTH NAME Ries, Franz Anton Xaverius
GRAVE LOCATION Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Alter Friedhof (Abteilung I, Grabnummer 537)

Franz Anton Ries was a child prodigy at the violin. His father Johann Ries (1723-1784) was court trumpeter to the Elector of Cologne in Bonn. Franz studied with Johann Peter Salomon (1745-1815). He entered the Court Orchestra in Bonn when he was only eleven years old. Later he became its concert master and then its 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 of Beethoven, Ludwig van
• was teacher of Kinkel, Johanna


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


Franz Anton Ries - Wikipedia

Rietschel, Ernst

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 02 May 2022