Johann Strauss I

1804 - 1849

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Johann Baptist Strauss I (German: [ˈjoːhan bapˈtɪst ˈʃtʁaʊs]; 14 March 1804 – 25 September 1849), also known as Johann Strauss Sr., the Elder or the Father (German: Johann Strauß Vater), was an Austrian composer of the Romantic Period. He was famous for his light music, namely waltzes, polkas, and galops, which he popularized alongside Joseph Lanner, thereby setting the foundations for his sons—Johann, Josef and Eduard—to carry on his musical dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Strauss I has received more than 801,942 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Johann Strauss I is the 36th most popular composer (up from 37th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Austria (up from 29th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Austrian Composer.

Johann Strauss I is most famous for his waltzes, such as "The Blue Danube" and "Tales from the Vienna Woods."

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Among composers, Johann Strauss I ranks 36 out of 1,451Before him are Christoph Willibald Gluck, Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz, Richard Strauss, Guido of Arezzo, and Anton Bruckner. After him are Johann Strauss II, Jean Sibelius, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók, and Modest Mussorgsky.

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Among people born in 1804, Johann Strauss I ranks 4Before him are Franklin Pierce, George Sand, and Ludwig Feuerbach. After him are Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Benjamin Disraeli, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Emil Lenz, Allan Kardec, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Mongkut, and Mikhail Glinka. Among people deceased in 1849, Johann Strauss I ranks 6Before him are Frédéric Chopin, Edgar Allan Poe, James K. Polk, Hokusai, and Muhammad Ali of Egypt. After him are Anne Brontë, William II of the Netherlands, France Prešeren, Sándor Petőfi, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, and Charles Albert of Sardinia.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Johann Strauss I ranks 28 out of 1,424Before him are Romy Schneider (1938), Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), Charles I of Austria (1887), and Anton Bruckner (1824). After him are Johann Strauss II (1825), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Herbert von Karajan (1908), and Friedrich Hayek (1899).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Johann Strauss I ranks 5Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), and Anton Bruckner (1824). After him are Johann Strauss II (1825), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Anton Webern (1883), Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), and Josef Strauss (1827).