Johann Strauss II

1825 - 1899

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Johann Baptist Strauss II (German: [ˈjoːhan bapˈtɪst ˈʃtʁaʊs]; 25 October 1825 – 3 June 1899), also known as Johann Strauss Jr., the Younger or the Son (German: Johann Strauß Sohn), was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas as well as a violinist. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Strauss II has received more than 2,251,067 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Strauss II is the 37th most popular composer (down from 31st in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Austria (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Austrian Composer.

Johann Strauss II is most famous for his waltzes, polkas, and other dance pieces.

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Among composers, Johann Strauss II ranks 37 out of 1,451Before him are Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz, Richard Strauss, Guido of Arezzo, Anton Bruckner, and Johann Strauss I. After him are Jean Sibelius, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók, Modest Mussorgsky, and Carl Maria von Weber.

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Among people born in 1825, Johann Strauss II ranks 1After him are Pedro II of Brazil, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Thomas Henry Huxley, Ferdinand Lassalle, Jean-Martin Charcot, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Emil Erlenmeyer, Marie of Prussia, and Dadabhai Naoroji. Among people deceased in 1899, Johann Strauss II ranks 1After him are Alfred Sisley, Robert Bunsen, Leo von Caprivi, Félix Faure, Rosa Bonheur, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Sophus Lie, Paul Reuter, Ernest Chausson, and Giovanni Segantini.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Johann Strauss II ranks 29 out of 1,424Before him are Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), Charles I of Austria (1887), Anton Bruckner (1824), and Johann Strauss I (1804). After him are Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Herbert von Karajan (1908), Friedrich Hayek (1899), and Egon Schiele (1890).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Johann Strauss II ranks 6Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), Anton Bruckner (1824), and Johann Strauss I (1804). After him are Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Anton Webern (1883), Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), and Josef Strauss (1827).