Sonnleithner, Christoph, b. Szeged (Hungary), May 28, 1734, d. Vienna, Dec. 25, 1786, composer. Father of Ignaz von Sonnleithner and Joseph Sonnleithner, his daughter Anna was the mother of F. Grillparzer. Entered as law clerk the service of the princes Esterházy, was acquainted with J. Haydn. Composed 36 string quartets dedicated to Joseph II, symphonies and church music.
Literature#J. Haydn in seiner Zeit, exhibition catalogue, Eisenstadt 1982.