COMPOSER

Ludwig van Beethoven

1770 - 1827

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Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. He is one of the most revered figures in the history of Western music; his works rank among the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era in classical music. Beethoven's career has conventionally been divided into early, middle, and late periods. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludwig van Beethoven has received more than 23,330,503 page views. His biography is available in 203 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 199 in 2019). Ludwig van Beethoven is the most popular composer, the most popular biography from Germany and the most popular German Composer.

Ludwig van Beethoven is most famous for his compositions of symphonies, sonatas, and concertos.

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Over the past year Ludwig van Beethoven has had the most page views in the with 2,387,159 views, followed by Spanish (863,119), and German (582,446). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Avar (673.68%), Somali (325.78%), and Anglo-Saxon (148.43%)

Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Ludwig van Beethoven ranks 1 out of 1,451After him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, George Frideric Handel, Robert Schumann, and Antonín Dvořák.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven ranks 1After him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Frederick William III of Prussia, Friedrich Hölderlin, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Louis-Nicolas Davout, William Wordsworth, François Gérard, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Princess Carolina of Parma, Theodoros Kolokotronis, and Anton Reicha. Among people deceased in 1827, Ludwig van Beethoven ranks 1After him are Alessandro Volta, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, William Blake, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, Wilhelm Hauff, Maria Theresa of Austria, George Canning, Ugo Foscolo, and Ernst Chladni.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ludwig van Beethoven ranks 1 out of 7,253After him are Charlemagne (748), Albert Einstein (1879), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Henry Kissinger (1923), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), and Otto von Bismarck (1815).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Ludwig van Beethoven ranks 1After him are Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Richard Wagner (1813), George Frideric Handel (1685), Robert Schumann (1810), Johannes Brahms (1833), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), and Carl Orff (1895).