Nebraska Authors

Gustav Schilling

Born 1803 Stuttgart (GERMANY)

Died 1880-03
Crete, NE (USA)

German musicologist and compiler of musical reference works who fled debts in Germany and ended up dying in Crete, Nebraska. His entire published corpus is in German, and was published before he came to America in 1857. He published a musical encyclopedia Encyclopädie der gesammten musikalischen Wissenschaften, (published 1835–1838), on which many important musicians of the day collaborated. He was very prolific, but was accused of plagiarism and self-plagiarism at various points in his career.

Places Lived

Stuttgart, GERMANY
Crete, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Musicology; Music History




Encyclopädie der gesammten musikalischen Wissenschaften. 1835–1838.

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