Antonio Salieri

Italian composer and teacher (1750–1825)

Antonio Salieri (18 August 1750 – 7 May 1825) was an Italian opera composer who worked in Vienna. People think that Salieri and Mozart were enemies. People also think that he poisoned Mozart. This is probably not true.[1]

Portrait of Salieri by Joseph Willibrord Mähler, 1815


  1. Solomon, Maynard (February 1995). Mozart: A Life (First ed.). New York, NY: HarperCollins. p. 587. ISBN 978-0-06-019046-0.