Anton Bruckner

1824 - 1896

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Josef Anton Bruckner (German: [ˈantoːn ˈbʁʊknɐ] ; 4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer and organist best known for his symphonies and sacred music, which includes Masses, Te Deum and motets. The symphonies are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anton Bruckner has received more than 1,323,331 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Anton Bruckner is the 35th most popular composer (up from 49th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Austria (up from 36th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Austrian Composer.

Anton Bruckner is most famous for his symphonies, which are in a Romantic style.

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Among composers, Anton Bruckner ranks 35 out of 1,451Before him are Jacques Offenbach, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz, Richard Strauss, and Guido of Arezzo. After him are Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Jean Sibelius, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Sergei Prokofiev, and Béla Bartók.

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Among people born in 1824, Anton Bruckner ranks 2Before him is Bedřich Smetana. After him are Alexandre Dumas fils, Gustav Kirchhoff, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Eugène Boudin, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Maria Alexandrovna, Paul Broca, Pierre Janssen, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Wilkie Collins. Among people deceased in 1896, Anton Bruckner ranks 3Before him are Alfred Nobel, and Clara Schumann. After him are Paul Verlaine, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, August Kekulé, William Morris, Ivar Aasen, Hippolyte Fizeau, Otto Lilienthal, José Rizal, and John Everett Millais.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Anton Bruckner ranks 27 out of 1,424Before him are Klara Hitler (1860), Romy Schneider (1938), Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), and Charles I of Austria (1887). After him are Johann Strauss I (1804), Johann Strauss II (1825), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), and Herbert von Karajan (1908).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Anton Bruckner ranks 4Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Joseph Haydn (1732), and Franz Schubert (1797). After him are Johann Strauss I (1804), Johann Strauss II (1825), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Anton Webern (1883), Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), and Josef Strauss (1827).