Mälzel, Johann Nepomuk, 1772-1838

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Dates:
Birth 1772-08-15
Death 1838-07-21

Biographical notes:

John Nepomuk Maelzel (1772-1838), born in Germany, was a music teacher and an expert manufacturer of musical instruments, including a chronometer, and the metronome. He turned to automated instruments in 1805, inventing his own and purchasing Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen's (1734-1804) "automated chess-player" for purposes of exhibition in America beginning in 1826.

From the description of Papers, 1828-1830. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 207152067

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Subjects:

  • Performing Arts
  • Robots
  • Panoramas
  • Chess

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Nashville (Tenn.) (as recorded)
  • Tennessee (as recorded)
  • Moscow (Russia) (as recorded)
  • Louisiana (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Albany (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Russia (as recorded)
  • New Orleans (La.) (as recorded)