Joseph Haydn

1732 - 1809

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Franz Joseph Haydn (; German: [ˈfʁants ˈjoːzɛf ˈhaɪdn̩] (listen); 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 piano trio. His contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "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 remote estate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Haydn has received more than 3,175,570 page views. His biography is available in 120 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 115 in 2019). Joseph Haydn is the 6th most popular composer (up from 9th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Austria (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Austrian Composer.

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Among composers, Joseph Haydn ranks 6 out of 1,228. Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and Frédéric Chopin. After him are Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, George Frideric Handel, Franz Schubert, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Gustav Mahler.

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Among people born in 1732, Joseph Haydn ranks 1After him are George Washington, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jacques Necker, Stanisław August Poniatowski, Pierre Beaumarchais, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Richard Arkwright, Jérôme Lalande, Adélaïde of France, Abbas III, and Carl Gotthard Langhans. Among people deceased in 1809, Joseph Haydn ranks 1After him are Thomas Paine, Jean Lannes, Rama I, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Nicolai Abildgaard, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, August Ludwig von Schlözer, Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, François Laurent d'Arlandes, Matthew Boulton, and William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Joseph Haydn ranks 4 out of 1,075. Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Adolf Hitler (1889), and Franz Kafka (1883). After him are Franz Schubert (1797), Marie Antoinette (1755), Maria Theresa (1717), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), and Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741).

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), Johann Strauss II (1825), Johann Strauss I (1804), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Anton Bruckner (1824), Anton Webern (1883), Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791).