Carl Emil Paul Lincke (7 November 1866 – 3 September 1946) was a German composer and theater conductor. He is considered the "father" of the Berlin opera and holds the same significance for Berlin as does Johann Strauss for Vienna and Jacques Offenbach for Paris.
He was the son of magistrate August Lincke and and wife Emilie. Paul Lincke was born on 7 November 1866 in the Jungfernbrücke district of Berlin. His father played the violin in several small orchestras. Read more on Last.fm