Anton Bruckner

1824 - 1896

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Josef Anton Bruckner (German: [ˈantoːn ˈbʁʊknɐ] (listen); 4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer, organist, and music theorist best known for his symphonies, masses, Te Deum and motets. The first 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 873,133 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Anton Bruckner is the 55th most popular composer (down from 48th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Austria (down from 37th in 2019) and the 7th 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 55 out of 1,228Before him are Erik Satie, Carl Orff, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Vincenzo Bellini, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Guido of Arezzo. After him are Domenico Scarlatti, Aram Khachaturian, Edward Elgar, Henry Purcell, Alexander Borodin, and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.

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Among people born in 1824, Anton Bruckner ranks 3Before him are Bedřich Smetana and Alexandre Dumas fils. After him are Gustav Kirchhoff, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Maria Alexandrovna, Eugène Boudin, Paul Broca, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Wilkie Collins, and Pierre Janssen. Among people deceased in 1896, Anton Bruckner ranks 4Before him are Alfred Nobel, Paul Verlaine, and Clara Schumann. After him are Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, William Morris, Otto Lilienthal, August Kekulé, Hippolyte Fizeau, John Everett Millais, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Naser al-Din Shah Qajar.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Anton Bruckner ranks 38 out of 1,075Before him are Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Konrad Lorenz (1903), Niki Lauda (1949), Friedrich Hayek (1899), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), and Herbert von Karajan (1908). After him are Karl Landsteiner (1868), Theodoric the Great (454), Viktor Frankl (1905), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), Kurt Gödel (1906), and Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Anton Bruckner ranks 7Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), Johann Strauss II (1825), Johann Strauss I (1804), and Arnold Schoenberg (1874). After him are Anton Webern (1883), Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), and Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865).