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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. His contributions to musical form have led him to be called "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet".Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family at their Eszterháza Castle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Haydn has received more than 4,532,583 page views. His biography is available in 122 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 120 in 2019). Joseph Haydn is the 8th most popular composer (down from 6th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Austria (down from 4th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 1,216Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Verdi, and Franz Schubert. After him are Richard Wagner, George Frideric Handel, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms, Giacomo Puccini, and Gustav Mahler.

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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, Richard Arkwright, Jérôme Lalande, Abbas III, Adélaïde of France, and Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1809, Joseph Haydn ranks 1After him are Jean Lannes, Thomas Paine, Rama I, Nicolai Abildgaard, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, François Laurent d'Arlandes, August Ludwig von Schlözer, and Matthew Boulton.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Joseph Haydn ranks 5 out of 1,237Before him are Adolf Hitler (1889), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Franz Kafka (1883), and Franz Schubert (1797). After him are Marie Antoinette (1755), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Maria Theresa (1717), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), and Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Joseph Haydn ranks 3Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756) and Franz Schubert (1797). After him are Johann Strauss II (1825), Johann Strauss I (1804), Anton Bruckner (1824), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Anton Webern (1883), Carl Czerny (1791), Alban Berg (1885), Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), and Alma Mahler (1879).