Wilhelm Cramer

Portrait painting of Wilhelm Cramer by the English painter Thomas Hardy in 1794, painted for the British music publisher and seller, John Bland.

Wilhelm Cramer (2 June 1746, Mannheim – 5 October 1799, London) was a famous London violinist and musical conductor of German origin. He was one of a numerous family who were identified with the progress of music during the 18th and 19th centuries. Wilhelm Cramer is the father of the famous Johann Baptist Cramer (24 February 1771 – 16 April 1858) (English musician of German origin).

Cramer Street in London's Marylebone district is named after him.[1]


  • Fairfield, Sheila (1983). The Streets Of London: A Dictionary Of The Names And Their Origins. Papermac. ISBN 978-0-333-28649-4.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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  1. ^ Fairfield 1983, p. 84.