Franz Liszt

1811 - 1886

Photo of Franz Liszt

Icon of person Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt (22 October 1811 – 31 July 1886) was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor and teacher of the Romantic period. With a diverse body of work spanning more than six decades, he is considered to be one of the most prolific and influential composers of his era, and his piano works continue to be widely performed and recorded. Liszt gained renown during the 1830s for his skill as a pianist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Liszt has received more than 5,739,560 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Franz Liszt is the 5th most popular musician, the 7th most popular biography from Austria (up from 9th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Musician.

Franz Liszt is most famous for being a pianist and composer in the Romantic era. He is considered to be one of the greatest pianists of all time.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 81.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 100

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Franz Liszts by language

Over the past year Franz Liszt has had the most page views in the with 704,354 views, followed by Japanese (200,620), and German (168,307). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Icelandic (124.11%), Urdu (121.94%), and Croatian (72.29%)


Among musicians, Franz Liszt ranks 5 out of 3,175Before him are Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Paul McCartney, and Freddie Mercury. After him are Niccolò Paganini, John Lennon, Clara Schumann, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Elton John, and Jimi Hendrix.

Most Popular Musicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1811, Franz Liszt ranks 2Before him is Napoleon II. After him are Évariste Galois, Théophile Gautier, Robert Bunsen, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Urbain Le Verrier, Isaac Singer, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, William Makepeace Thackeray, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Vissarion Belinsky. Among people deceased in 1886, Franz Liszt ranks 1After him are Ramakrishna, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Leopold von Ranke, Emily Dickinson, Chester A. Arthur, John Deere, Amilcare Ponchielli, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, and Pierre-Jules Hetzel.

Others Born in 1811

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1886

Go to all Rankings

In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Franz Liszt ranks 7 out of 1,424Before him are Adolf Hitler (1889), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Marie Antoinette (1755), Maria Theresa (1717), Joseph Haydn (1732), and Franz Schubert (1797). After him are Gustav Klimt (1862), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), Stefan Zweig (1881), and Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889).

Among MUSICIANS In Austria

Among musicians born in Austria, Franz Liszt ranks 1After him are Maria Anna Mozart (1751), Baroness Mary Vetsera (1871), Fritz Kreisler (1875), Karl Thomas Mozart (1784), Joseph Joachim (1831), Anton Diabelli (1781), Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759), Joe Zawinul (1932), Friedrich Gulda (1930), Paul Wittgenstein (1887), and Willi Boskovsky (1909).