The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Weber, Karl Maria von
German composer, born near Lübeck, of a famed musical family; early gave proof of musical talent; studied at Vienna under Abbé Vogler, and at Dresden became founder and director of the German opera; his first great production was "Der Freischütz," which established his fame, and was succeeded by, among others, "Oberon," his masterpiece, first produced in London, where, shortly after the event, he died, broken in health; he wrote a number of pieces for the piano, deservedly popular (1786-1826).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Weber, Karl Maria von'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/weber-karl-maria-von.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.