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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 704,551 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Johann Strauss I is the 37th most popular composer (up from 42nd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Austria 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 37 out of 1,216Before him are Johann Strauss II, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Richard Strauss, and Sergei Prokofiev. After him are Modest Mussorgsky, Jean Sibelius, Béla Bartók, Camille Saint-Saëns, Guido of Arezzo, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

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Among people born in 1804, Johann Strauss I ranks 3Before him are Ludwig Feuerbach and George Sand. After him are Benjamin Disraeli, Emil Lenz, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Allan Kardec, Mikhail Glinka, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Franklin Pierce, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Richard Owen. Among people deceased in 1849, Johann Strauss I ranks 5Before him are Frédéric Chopin, Edgar Allan Poe, James K. Polk, and Hokusai. After him are Muhammad Ali of Egypt, William II of the Netherlands, Anne Brontë, Charles Albert of Sardinia, Sándor Petőfi, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, and Heonjong of Joseon.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Johann Strauss I ranks 29 out of 1,237Before him are Johann Strauss II (1825), Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), and Romy Schneider (1938). After him are Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Niki Lauda (1949), Egon Schiele (1890), 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), Franz Schubert (1797), Joseph Haydn (1732), and Johann Strauss II (1825). After him are Anton Bruckner (1824), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Anton Webern (1883), Carl Czerny (1791), Alban Berg (1885), Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), and Alma Mahler (1879).