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Ernst Gottlieb Baron (Composer)

Born: 17th February 1696, Breslau, Poland

Died: 12th April 1760, Berlin, Germany

Nationality: German

Ernst Gottlieb Baron or Ernst Theofil Baron was a German lutenist, composer and writer on music.

Baron was born in Breslau into the family of Michael Baron, a maker of gold lace who expected his son to follow in his footsteps. Baron showed an inclination to music from an early age, and later made it his profession. He studied lute from about 1710 with a Bohemian named Kohott. He attended the Elisabeth Gymnasium in Breslau, and from 1715 the University of Leipzig, where he studied philosophy and law.

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