Richard Strauss

1864 - 1949

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Richard Georg Strauss (German: [ˈʁɪçaʁt ˈʃtʁaʊs]; 11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a German composer and conductor best known for his tone poems and operas. Considered a leading composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras, he has been described as a successor of Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Strauss has received more than 3,035,422 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Richard Strauss is the 33rd most popular composer (up from 35th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Germany (up from 77th in 2019) and the 10th most popular German Composer.

Richard Strauss is most famous for his operas, including "Salome" and "Elektra."

Memorability Metrics

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  • 76.36

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 78

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Richard Strauss has had the most page views in the with 389,838 views, followed by German (171,365), and Japanese (99,703). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (64.70%), Turkish (55.76%), and Ido (45.70%)


Among composers, Richard Strauss ranks 33 out of 1,451Before him are Dmitri Shostakovich, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Jacques Offenbach, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Maurice Ravel, and Hector Berlioz. After him are Guido of Arezzo, Anton Bruckner, Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Jean Sibelius, and Jean-Baptiste Lully.

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Among people born in 1864, Richard Strauss ranks 3Before him are Max Weber, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. After him are Wilhelm Wien, Maurice Leblanc, Alois Alzheimer, Camille Claudel, Walther Nernst, Hermann Minkowski, Eleftherios Venizelos, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine. Among people deceased in 1949, Richard Strauss ranks 2Before him is Maurice Maeterlinck. After him are George Gurdjieff, Sigrid Undset, Georgi Dimitrov, Hassan al-Banna, Edward Thorndike, Margaret Mitchell, Friedrich Bergius, James Ensor, Charles Ponzi, and Klaus Mann.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Richard Strauss ranks 75 out of 7,253Before him are Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Albertus Magnus (1206), Clara Schumann (1819), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Erich von Manstein (1887), and Wilhelm Wundt (1832). After him are Friedrich Paulus (1890), Charles the Bald (823), Martin Bormann (1900), Karl Jaspers (1883), Heinrich Hertz (1857), and Charles Bukowski (1920).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Richard Strauss ranks 10Before him are George Frideric Handel (1685), Robert Schumann (1810), Johannes Brahms (1833), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Jacques Offenbach (1819), and Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714). After him are Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Carl Orff (1895), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Johann Christian Bach (1735), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710).