Franz Gruber composed the music for Franz Xaver Gruber’s poem “Silent Night” in 1818. Franz Xaver Gruber is credited with composing the lyrics, and was born on January 1, 1787. Franz Xaver Gruber is said to be one of the greatest church musicians of his time. He was a folk musician, an organist, and a schoolmaster. Franz Xaver Gruber composed the music in 1818 for Franz Gruber’s poem “Silent Night”.
Franz Xaver Gruber was born on January 1, 1787 in Hochburg, Upper Austria. He is one of 13 children. Franz Xaver became an orphan at the age of 12, and became a church musician. Franz Xaver Gruber married Maria Elisabeth Fischinger Engelsberger on August 25, 1825. Franz Xaver Gruber died on November 24, 1848 in Arnsdorf bei Mattighofen, Upper Austria. Franz Xaver Gruber was laid to rest at St. Michael’s Church. Franz Gruber was born on November 26, 1787 in Hochburg, Upper Austria. Franz Xaver and Franz Gruber are not related to each other by blood, but they were friends. Franz Xaver Gruber wrote the poem that became a song for Franz Gruber to compose the music for in 1818.