Excellent violinist and pianist; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main. As a young man he was a merchant. His father was a member of the Frankfort Theatre orchestra and he, himself, began to compose at the age of twenty-two. Going to Vienna to live he there studied composition under Ignaz Seyfried. He died there. He composed numerous works of which the following are printed: three string quartets, a piano quartet, four trios of which one gained a prize at Mannheim.