Born in Salzburg, Austria on Jan. 27, 1756 full name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Gottlieb Mozart he was baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. Mozart is named after his grandfather on his mother's side and after the Saint on his date of birth, Johannes Chrysostom's. Parents: Leopold Mozart - composer and violinist, concertmaster at the archiepiscopal court Anna Maria Pertl, daughter of Wolfgang Nikolaus Pertl, an official from Sankt Gilgen. Sibling: Maria Anna Mozart
Mozart composed over 600 works including: 21 stage and opera works, 15 Masses, over 50 symphonies, 25 piano concertos, 12 violin concertos, 27 concert arias, 17 piano sonatas, 26 string quartets, and many other pieces.
His style was very unique, unlike many of the musical styles of his time. People did not appreciate his radical music because they did not understand Mozart's complex and extraordinary music. In his later years, Mozart incorporates many musical elements and style from different countries into his works. His late works include three of his most famous operas, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, written in collaboration with Lorenza da Ponte and his last three church pieces, Mass in C Minor, Ave Verum Corpus, and Requiem. Both the Mass in C Minor and Requiem remain unfinished.
He started when he was four by making his own composition and studying violin. He said that all his activities be accompanied by music. When her was six he went on a tour all through Europe by stagecoach. He played for royalty, well-known people and in bars. At age seven he proposed marriage to Marie Antoinette. When Mozart was eight he composed symphonies. At age eleven he wrote his first opera.