23rd April 1821
4th February 1894
Wreschen, province of Posen, Prussia (now Września in Poland)
Louis Lewandowski was a German composer of synagogal music. He contributed greatly to the liturgy of the Synagogue Service. His most famous works were composed during his tenure as musical director at the Neue Synagoge in Berlin and his melodies form a substantial part of synagogue services around the world today.