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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 1,619,892 page views. Her biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Clara Schumann is the 12th most popular musician (up from 14th in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 104th 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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Among musicians, Clara Schumann ranks 12 out of 2,662Before her are John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, and Elton John. After her are Paul McCartney, Leopold Mozart, Madonna, Arcangelo Corelli, Ray Charles, and Brian May.

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Among people born in 1819, Clara Schumann ranks 5Before her are Queen Victoria, Gustave Courbet, Jacques Offenbach, and Albert, Prince Consort. After her are Léon Foucault, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, Hippolyte Fizeau, and George Eliot. Among people deceased in 1896, Clara Schumann ranks 3Before her are Alfred Nobel and Paul Verlaine. After her are Anton Bruckner, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, August Kekulé, William Morris, Hippolyte Fizeau, Otto Lilienthal, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ivar Aasen, and John Everett Millais.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Clara Schumann ranks 103 out of 6,142Before her are Theodor Mommsen (1817), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Walter Gropius (1883), Ernst Haeckel (1834), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Alfred Wegener (1880). After her are Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Nikolaus Otto (1832), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Willy Brandt (1913), and Gottlieb Daimler (1834).

Among MUSICIANS In Germany

Among musicians born in Germany, Clara Schumann ranks 1After her are Leopold Mozart (1719), Till Lindemann (1963), James Last (1929), Hans von Bülow (1830), Frank Farian (1941), Rudolf Schenker (1948), Wilhelm Kempff (1895), Klaus Nomi (1944), Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1784), Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (1806), and Michael Schenker (1955).