Clara Schumann

1819 - 1896

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Clara Josephine Schumann ([ˈklaːʁa ˈʃuːman]; née Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896) was a German pianist, composer, and piano teacher. Regarded as one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era, she exerted her influence over the course of a 61-year concert career, changing the format and repertoire of the piano recital by lessening the importance of purely virtuosic works. She also composed solo piano pieces, a piano concerto (her Op. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clara Schumann has received more than 1,892,358 page views. Her biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Clara Schumann is the 8th most popular musician (up from 12th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Germany (up from 103rd in 2019) and the most popular German Musician.

Clara Schumann is most famous for being a pianist and composer. She was the first woman to be recognized as a great pianist.

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Over the past year Clara Schumann has had the most page views in the with 226,286 views, followed by German (116,901), and Spanish (57,985). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (146.50%), Latin (119.69%), and Ido (103.81%)


Among musicians, Clara Schumann ranks 8 out of 3,175Before her are Bob Marley, Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury, Franz Liszt, Niccolò Paganini, and John Lennon. After her are Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, and George Harrison.

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Among people born in 1819, Clara Schumann ranks 4Before her are Queen Victoria, Gustave Courbet, and Jacques Offenbach. After her are Léon Foucault, Herman Melville, Albert, Prince Consort, Walt Whitman, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, Hippolyte Fizeau, and Maria II of Portugal. Among people deceased in 1896, Clara Schumann ranks 2Before her is Alfred Nobel. After her are Anton Bruckner, 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 Germany

Among people born in Germany, Clara Schumann ranks 71 out of 7,253Before her are Konrad Adenauer (1876), Erich Fromm (1900), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), and Albertus Magnus (1206). After her are Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Erich von Manstein (1887), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Richard Strauss (1864), Friedrich Paulus (1890), and Charles the Bald (823).

Among MUSICIANS In Germany

Among musicians born in Germany, Clara Schumann ranks 1After her are Leopold Mozart (1719), Till Lindemann (1963), Frank Farian (1941), Carlos Kleiber (1930), Hans von Bülow (1830), James Last (1929), Klaus Nomi (1944), Rudolf Schenker (1948), Wilhelm Kempff (1895), André Previn (1929), and Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (1806).