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Johann Strauss II

1825 - 1899

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Johann Strauss II (born Johann Baptist Strauss; 25 October 1825 – 3 June 1899), also known as Johann Strauss Jr., the Younger, the Son (German: Sohn), was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. 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 1,409,777 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Strauss II is the 28th most popular composer (down from 27th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Austria and the 4th most popular Austrian Composer.

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Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Johann Strauss II ranks 28 out of 1,228. Before him are Felix Mendelssohn, Georges Bizet, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel, and Bedřich Smetana. After him are Dmitri Shostakovich, Antonio Salieri, Sergei Prokofiev, Jacques Offenbach, Christoph Willibald Gluck, and Modest Mussorgsky.

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Contemporaries

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

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Johann Strauss II ranks 19 out of 1,075. Before him are Stefan Zweig (1881), Karl Popper (1902), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), and Alfred Adler (1870). After him are Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Charles I of Austria (1887), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), and Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Johann Strauss II ranks 4Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Joseph Haydn (1732), and Franz Schubert (1797). After him are Johann Strauss I (1804), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Anton Bruckner (1824), Anton Webern (1883), Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791).