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History revealed: Joseph Mohr created 'Silent Night! Holy Night!' 1816

The creator of 'Silent Night! Holy Night' was born on December 11. 1792 in Salzburg, in the Steingasse. The young priest wrote the carol in 1816 in Mariapfarr.

Joseph Mohr: childhood in Salzburg
JOSEPH MOHR was born on the 11 December, 1792 in the Steingasse in Salzburg. He grew up in a small damp room with his mother Anna Schoiber.


Mariapfarr: the young priest Josph Mohr created the carrol Silent Night Mariapfarr: the young priest Josph Mohr created the carrol Silent Night
Joseph Mohr was ordained in 1815 and sent to his first parish in Maria-pfarr. This was the village of his father and here he met his grandfather for the first time.


The proof: 'Silent Night! Holy Night!' orginated in the year 1816 The proof: 'Silent Night! Holy Night!' orginated in the year 1816
The original script is dated 1816 and is the only one existing which bears Joseph's handwriting. Discovered in 1995, it lead to a complete reinterpretation of the carols origin.


Oberndorf: first performance of 'Silent Night! Holy Night!' Oberndorf: first performance of 'Silent Night! Holy Night!'
On Christmas Eve 1818 Joseph was able to perform "Silent Night, Holy Night" publicly for the first time, with Franz Xaver Gruber in the St.Nikolas Church in Oberndorf.


Jospeh Mohr: face reconstructed Jospeh Mohr: face reconstructed
The face of Josheph Mohr, the creator of the world famouse christmas carrol 'Silent Night! Holy night!' reconstructed.


Joseph Mohr's old years in Hallein, Anthering, Hof, Hintersee, Wagrain Joseph Mohr's old years in Hallein, Anthering, Hof, Hintersee, Wagrain
Joseph Mohr died in Wagrain on December 4. 1848, he left this world as poor as he had entered it. But left us the world famous christmas carol 'Silent Night! Holy Night!'