Josef Strauss

1827 - 1870

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Josef Strauss (20 August 1827 – 22 July 1870) was an Austrian composer. He was born in Mariahilf (now Vienna), the son of Johann Strauss I and Maria Anna Streim, and brother of Johann Strauss II and Eduard Strauss. His father wanted him to choose a career in the Austrian Habsburg military. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josef Strauss has received more than 219,565 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Josef Strauss is the 122nd most popular composer (down from 118th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Austria (up from 106th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Austrian Composer.

Josef Strauss was a German composer and violinist. He is most famous for his waltzes.

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Among composers, Josef Strauss ranks 122 out of 1,451Before him are György Ligeti, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Fanny Mendelssohn, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Muzio Clementi, and Krzysztof Penderecki. After him are Emmerich Kálmán, Max Bruch, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Mikhail Glinka, Daniel Auber, and Benjamin Britten.

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Among people born in 1827, Josef Strauss ranks 3Before him are Johanna Spyri, and Arnold Böcklin. After him are Francisco Solano López, Ellen G. White, Joseph Lister, Heonjong of Joseon, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, Deodoro da Fonseca, Marcellin Berthelot, William Holman Hunt, and Charles De Coster. Among people deceased in 1870, Josef Strauss ranks 7Before him are Alexandre Dumas, Charles Dickens, Prosper Mérimée, Robert E. Lee, Frédéric Bazille, and Comte de Lautréamont. After him are Francisco Solano López, Alexander Herzen, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, and Heinrich Gustav Magnus.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Josef Strauss ranks 104 out of 1,424Before him are Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1738), Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen (1742), Maria von Trapp (1905), Josef Breuer (1842), and Saint Florian (250). After him are Alfred Hermann Fried (1864), Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (1339), Otto of Greece (1815), Maria Leopoldina of Austria (1797), Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria (1756), and Leopold, Duke of Lorraine (1679).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Josef Strauss ranks 12Before him are Johann Strauss II (1825), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Anton Webern (1883), Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), and Alma Mahler (1879). After him are Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), Michael Haydn (1737), Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865), Eduard Strauss (1835), Anna Maria Mozart (1720), and Ludwig Minkus (1826).