Born: April 18, 1786, Lucerne, Switzerland.
Died: August 27, 1868, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Franz was the son of Jost Schnyder von Wartensee. He married twice: to Karoline von Hertenstein (died 1827), and Josephine Jahn (married 1847).
He studied music in Vienna, but settled in Frankfurt, Germany, where he taught and composed.
He was especially known for his recitals on the glass harmonica. The Schnyder von Wartensee Foundation in Zürich published his biography Lebenserinnerungen von Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee in 1887.
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