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. He was a crucial figure in the transition between the classical and romantic eras in classical music and is considered to be one of the greatest composers of all time. Beethoven was born in Bonn, the capital of the Electorate of Cologne, which was part of the Holy Roman Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludwig van Beethoven has received more than 11,911,697 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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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), Frederick the Great (1712), Karl Marx (1818), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Kurt Weill (1900), Johannes Kepler (1571), and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770).