Happy Father's Day to all fathers everywhere!
Johann Georg Leopold Mozart
November 14, 1719 - May 28, 1787
Mozart's father Leopold was born on November 14, 1719 in Augsburg, Germany. He was very serious and extremely dedicated to his two children, especially his son. He was a very talented composer and violinist, and became famous throughout Europe when he published a book on how to play the instrument the same year that Wolfgang was born.
Leopold contributed greatly to his children's abilities, not just musically, but also academically, as he was both music instructor and teacher to his Wunderkinder as they toured all of Europe.
In April of 1787, Leopold became seriously ill, and on May 28th of that year, he passed away in Salzburg, Austria.