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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 mid-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 4,973,561 page views. His biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). Johannes Brahms is the 12th most popular composer (up from 13th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Germany (down from 21st in 2019) 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 12 out of 1,216Before him are Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Schubert, Joseph Haydn, Richard Wagner, George Frideric Handel, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. After him are Giacomo Puccini, Gustav Mahler, Robert Schumann, Antonín Dvořák, Gioachino Rossini, and Igor Stravinsky.

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

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johannes Brahms ranks 27 out of 6,142Before him are Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), Anne Frank (1929), Henry Kissinger (1923), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Friedrich Engels (1820), and Frederick the Great (1712). After him are Heinrich Himmler (1900), Max Planck (1858), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Martin Heidegger (1889), Hermann Hesse (1877), and Karl Dönitz (1891).

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).