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Johann Peter Salomon

Johann Peter Salomon was born in Bonn on 20 February 1745. Both a violinist and impresario, he was a friend of Ludwig van Beethoven and brought Franz Joseph Haydn to England in 1791 to introduce his symphonies. He co-founded the Philharmonic Society in London in 1813, and died in the same city on 28 November 1815.

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