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Ludwig van Beethoven

1770 - 1827

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Ludwig van Beethoven ( (listen), German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːtˌhoːfn̩] (listen); 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 17,669,334 page views. His biography is available in 194 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 189 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

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

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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, William Wordsworth, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Louis-Nicolas Davout, François Gérard, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Manuel Belgrano, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, 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, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Wilhelm Hauff, Maria Theresa of Austria, Ugo Foscolo, Samuel Crompton, and George Canning.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ludwig van Beethoven ranks 1 out of 5,289After him are Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Albert Einstein (1879), Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Albrecht Dürer (1471), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), and Richard Wagner (1813).

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).