Franz Liszt

1811 - 1886

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Franz Liszt (German: [ˈlɪst]; Hungarian: Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc [ˈlist ˈfɛrɛnt͡s]; 22 October 1811 – 31 July 1886) was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, and organist of the Romantic era. He was additionally a philanthropist, Hungarian nationalist, and Franciscan tertiary. Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his prodigious virtuosic skill as a pianist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Liszt has received more than 4,093,113 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Franz Liszt is the 3rd most popular musician, the 9th most popular biography from Austria (down from 8th 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.

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Among musicians, Franz Liszt ranks 3 out of 2,675Before him are Freddie Mercury and Bob Marley. After him are John Lennon, Niccolò Paganini, Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Ringo Starr.

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Among people born in 1811, Franz Liszt ranks 1After him are Napoleon II, Évariste Galois, Théophile Gautier, Isaac Singer, Urbain Le Verrier, William Makepeace Thackeray, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Robert Bunsen, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louis Blanc, and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Among people deceased in 1886, Franz Liszt ranks 1After him are Ramakrishna, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Emily Dickinson, Leopold von Ranke, Chester A. Arthur, Amilcare Ponchielli, John Deere, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Alexander Butlerov, and Lydia Koidula.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Franz Liszt ranks 9 out of 1,075Before him are Franz Kafka (1883), Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), Marie Antoinette (1755), Maria Theresa (1717), and Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830). After him are Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Stefan Zweig (1881), Karl Popper (1902), and Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459).

Among MUSICIANS In Austria

Among musicians born in Austria, Franz Liszt ranks 1After him are Maria Anna Mozart (1751), Baroness Mary Vetsera (1871), Karl Thomas Mozart (1784), Fritz Kreisler (1875), Joseph Joachim (1831), Anton Diabelli (1781), Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759), Paul Wittgenstein (1887), Joe Zawinul (1932), Friedrich Gulda (1930), and Paul Badura-Skoda (1927).