b. Novà Řísě, Czech Republic (then Neureisch), Dec. 30, 1756, d. Vienna, Sept. 26, 1808, composer, violinist. Brother of Anton Wranitzky. Moved to Vienna in 1776; 1785 musical director at the Court of Prince Esterházy; 1790 first violinist at the Court Theatres. W. strongly influenced the musical scene of Vienna; from 1805 was responsible for special concerts organised for aristocratic music lovers ("Adelige-Liebhaber-Konzerte") with A. Gyrowetz; secretary of an association of musicians and composers called "Tonkuenstler-Sozietaet".
Works#21 works for the stage: Oberon, Koenig der Elfen, 1787; Zephir und Flora, 1795; Das Waldmaedchen, 1796. - Symphonies, chamber music, canons.