Eberlin, Daniel, German violinist and composer; b. Nuremberg (baptized), Dec. 4, 1647; d. probably in Kassel, between Dec. 1713 and July 5, 1715. He was a treble in the Gotha Hofkapelle. After studies with Adam Drese in Jena, he was in the service of Duke Johann Georg of Saxe-Eisenach. Following a sojourn in Rome, he was active as a violinist and composer in Eisenach (1671–73), returning there as Kapellmeister of the Hofkapelle (1675–78). After serving as Kapellmeister of the Kassel Hofkapelle (from 1678), he resumed his post as Kapellmeister of the Eisenach Hofkapelle about 1685. In 1691–92 he served as master of the mint. By 1705 he was in Kassel as captain of the militia. Eberlin was held in high esteem as both a violinist and composer. Only a few of his vocal works are extant. His son-in-law was Georg Phillipp Telemann.
—Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire