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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. Beethoven remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music; his works rank amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era in classical music. His 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 20,246,336 page views. His biography is available in 199 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 194 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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Among composers, Ludwig van Beethoven ranks 1 out of 1,216After him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Schubert, Joseph Haydn, Richard Wagner, George Frideric Handel, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Johannes Brahms.

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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, Anton Reicha, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Princess Carolina of Parma, and Louis-Gabriel Suchet. Among people deceased in 1827, Ludwig van Beethoven ranks 1After him are Alessandro Volta, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, William Blake, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Wilhelm Hauff, Samuel Crompton, Maria Theresa of Austria, Ugo Foscolo, and Ernst Chladni.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ludwig van Beethoven ranks 1 out of 6,142After him are Albert Einstein (1879), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Charlemagne (748), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Kepler (1571), 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), Johannes Brahms (1833), Robert Schumann (1810), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), and Carl Orff (1895).