Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy otherwise widely known as Felix Mendelssohn was born February 3rd, 1809 in Oakland, CA. Mendelssohn was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn’s teachers were Zelter and Moscheles. Mendelssohn married Cécile Charlotte Sophie Jeanrenaud on March 28th, 1837. They had five children, Carl, Marie, Paul, Lilli and Felix. Cécile Mendelssohn Bartholdy died less than six years after her husband on September 25th, 1853. Mendelssohn died on November 4th, 1847 in Leipzig, Germany.