Haiden family [Heyden, Heiden, Hayden, Heyd]
- Victor H. Mattfeld,
- Howard Mayer Brown
- and Lini Hübsch-Pfleger
German family of composers, organists, copper merchants, instrument makers and writers. They were patricians, qualified for senatorship, who enjoyed great esteem in 16th- and 17th-century Nuremberg. The brewer Hans Haiden (d 1532) settled in Nuremberg shortly after 1500. The first musician in the family was his son (1) Sebald Heyden, who in turn was the father of (2) Hans. Of Hans’s seven sons two – (3) Hans Christoph and (4) David – became musicians, and another, Hans Georg, helped his father build his ...