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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 2,187,157 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Johann Strauss II is the 31st most popular composer (down from 28th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Austria (down from 19th in 2019) and the 4th 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 31 out of 1,216Before him are Bedřich Smetana, Ennio Morricone, Antonio Salieri, Dmitri Shostakovich, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and Jacques Offenbach. After him are Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Richard Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev, and Johann Strauss I.

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

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Johann Strauss II ranks 23 out of 1,237Before him are Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Alfred Adler (1870), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Charles I of Austria (1887), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), and Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791). After him are Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Romy Schneider (1938), and Johann Strauss I (1804).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Johann Strauss II ranks 4Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Franz Schubert (1797), and Joseph Haydn (1732). After him are 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).