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Franz Schubert

1797 - 1828

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Franz Peter Schubert (German: [ˈfʁant͡s 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 "Erlkönig" (D. 328), the Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (Trout Quintet), the Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Schubert has received more than 4,567,055 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). Franz Schubert is the 7th most popular composer (up from 10th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Austria (up from 5th in 2019) and the 2nd 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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Among composers, Franz Schubert ranks 7 out of 1,216Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, and Giuseppe Verdi. After him are Joseph Haydn, Richard Wagner, George Frideric Handel, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms, and Giacomo Puccini.

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

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Franz Schubert ranks 4 out of 1,237Before him are Adolf Hitler (1889), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), and Franz Kafka (1883). After him are Joseph Haydn (1732), Marie Antoinette (1755), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Maria Theresa (1717), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), and Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Franz Schubert ranks 2Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756). After him are Joseph Haydn (1732), Johann Strauss II (1825), Johann Strauss I (1804), Anton Bruckner (1824), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Anton Webern (1883), Carl Czerny (1791), Alban Berg (1885), Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), and Alma Mahler (1879).