Joseph Haydn

1732 - 1809

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Franz Joseph Haydn ( HY-dən, German: [ˈfʁants ˈjoːzɛf ˈhaɪdn̩] ; 31 March 1732 – 31 May 1809) was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the string quartet and piano trio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Haydn has received more than 4,906,833 page views. His biography is available in 127 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 122 in 2019). Joseph Haydn is the 8th most popular composer, the 5th most popular biography from Austria and the 2nd most popular Austrian Composer.

Joseph Haydn is most famous for his symphonies, string quartets, and other instrumental music.

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Among composers, Joseph Haydn ranks 8 out of 1,451Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Verdi, and Richard Wagner. After him are Franz Schubert, George Frideric Handel, Robert Schumann, Antonín Dvořák, Gustav Mahler, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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Among people born in 1732, Joseph Haydn ranks 1After him are George Washington, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Stanisław August Poniatowski, Pierre Beaumarchais, Jacques Necker, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Jérôme Lalande, Adélaïde of France, Johann Christoph Adelung, Richard Arkwright, and Abbas III. Among people deceased in 1809, Joseph Haydn ranks 1After him are Jean Lannes, Thomas Paine, Rama I, Nicolai Abildgaard, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, August Ludwig von Schlözer, Joseph-Marie Vien, Matthew Boulton, and François Laurent d'Arlandes.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Joseph Haydn ranks 5 out of 1,424Before him are Adolf Hitler (1889), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Marie Antoinette (1755), and Maria Theresa (1717). After him are Franz Schubert (1797), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), and Stefan Zweig (1881).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Joseph Haydn ranks 2Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756). After him are Franz Schubert (1797), Anton Bruckner (1824), Johann Strauss I (1804), Johann Strauss II (1825), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Anton Webern (1883), Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), and Josef Strauss (1827).