Franz Schubert

1797 - 1828

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Franz Peter Schubert (German: [fʁants ˈpeːtɐ ˈʃuːbɐt]; 31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Despite his short life, Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, including more than 600 secular vocal works (mainly lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music, and a large body of piano and chamber music. His major works include the art songs "Erlkönig", "Gretchen am Spinnrade", "Ave Maria"; the Trout Quintet, the unfinished Symphony No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Schubert has received more than 5,124,418 page views. His biography is available in 132 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 129 in 2019). Franz Schubert is the 9th most popular composer (down from 7th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Austria (down from 4th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Composer.

Franz Schubert is most famous for his Lieder, which are songs for voice and piano, and for his symphonies.

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Over the past year Franz Schubert has had the most page views in the with 588,308 views, followed by Japanese (247,231), and German (240,177). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Karakalpak (326.70%), Cantonese (91.64%), and Lombard (87.70%)


Among composers, Franz Schubert ranks 9 out of 1,451Before him are Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, and Joseph Haydn. After him are George Frideric Handel, Robert Schumann, Antonín Dvořák, Gustav Mahler, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Johannes Brahms.

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Among people born in 1797, Franz Schubert ranks 1After him are Heinrich Heine, William I, German Emperor, Mary Shelley, Gaetano Donizetti, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Adolphe Thiers, Hiroshige, Ghalib, Joseph Henry, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, and Charles Lyell. Among people deceased in 1828, Franz Schubert ranks 1After him are Francisco Goya, Shaka, Maria Feodorovna, Victor of Aveyron, Alexander Ypsilantis, Franz Joseph Gall, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Kobayashi Issa, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Karl Mack von Leiberich, and Carl Peter Thunberg.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Franz Schubert ranks 6 out of 1,424Before him are Adolf Hitler (1889), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Marie Antoinette (1755), Maria Theresa (1717), and Joseph Haydn (1732). After him are Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), and Stefan Zweig (1881).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Franz Schubert ranks 3Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), and Joseph Haydn (1732). After him are Anton Bruckner (1824), Johann Strauss I (1804), Johann Strauss II (1825), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Anton Webern (1883), Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), and Josef Strauss (1827).