Johannes Brahms

1833 - 1897

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Johannes Brahms (German: [joˈhanəs ˈbʁaːms]; 7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, he spent much of his professional life in Vienna. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Brahms has received more than 2,957,451 page views. His biography is available in 123 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 122 in 2019). Johannes Brahms is the 13th most popular composer, the 21st most popular biography from Germany and the 5th most popular German Composer.

Johannes Brahms is most famous for his symphonies and his piano concertos.

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Among composers, Johannes Brahms ranks 13 out of 1,228Before him are Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, George Frideric Handel, Franz Schubert, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Gustav Mahler. After him are Robert Schumann, Edvard Grieg, Ennio Morricone, Antonín Dvořák, Giacomo Puccini, and Claude Debussy.

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Among people born in 1833, Johannes Brahms ranks 2Before him is Alfred Nobel. After him are Alexander Borodin, Wilhelm Dilthey, Benjamin Harrison, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, Alfred von Schlieffen, Élie Ducommun, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Eugen Dühring, and Félicien Rops. Among people deceased in 1897, Johannes Brahms ranks 1After him are Thérèse of Lisieux, Alphonse Daudet, Jacob Burckhardt, Karl Weierstrass, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Edward Drinker Cope, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, James Joseph Sylvester, Savitribai Phule, Albert Marth, and Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johannes Brahms ranks 21 out of 5,289Before him are Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Max Weber (1864), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), Henry Kissinger (1923), and Friedrich Engels (1820). After him are Max Planck (1858), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Anne Frank (1929), Robert Schumann (1810), and Heinrich Himmler (1900).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johannes Brahms ranks 5Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Richard Wagner (1813), and George Frideric Handel (1685). After him are Robert Schumann (1810), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), and Carl Orff (1895).