Ludwig van Beethoven

1770 - 1827

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven ( (listen); German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːtʰoːfn̩] (listen); baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist; his music is amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire, and he is one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music. His works 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 13,954,832 page views. His biography is available in 189 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular composer.

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Among composers, Ludwig van Beethoven ranks 1 out of 1,008After him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, George Frideric Handel, and Gustav Mahler.

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Among people born in 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven ranks 1After him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Friedrich Hölderlin, Frederick William III of Prussia, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Louis-Nicolas Davout, William Wordsworth, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, François Gérard, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Manuel Belgrano, and Ferdinando Carulli. 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, Ugo Foscolo, Maria Theresa of Austria, Wilhelm Müller, and Samuel Crompton.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ludwig van Beethoven ranks 1 out of 3,763After him are Albert Einstein (1879), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Kepler (1571), and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770).

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), Richard Strauss (1864), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), and Georg Philipp Telemann (1681).

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