Charles Nicholas Weiss

An engraving of Charles Nicholas Weiss,
by F. McCabe from a drawing by Charles Hayter,
Flute virtuoso, teacher and composer

Born: 20 June 1789, Mulhouse
Died: 14 June 1845, Bombay, India

Father: Jean Gaspard Weiss, 1739-1815
Mother: Marie Baumgarten, 1755-1798

Spouse: Benigna Catharina von Holst (c1801-1845)
Married by Banns on 9 September 1828 at the Parish Chapel, St Pancras, London, England. Both were living in the parish at the time. Witnesses were "Gustavus v Holst" (Gustavus von Holst, Benigna's uncle), "M v Holst" (Matthias von Holst, Benigna's father), and "J.C. Zester?"


Biographical information
Known to his own family as Nicholas, though he used his full name in his work.

Of all of Gaspard Weiss' children, Charles trod the most similar career path to his father. He was a flute virtuoso, teacher and composer who spent many years in England.