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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 2,602,928 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 78 in 2019). Richard Strauss is the 35th most popular composer (up from 36th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Germany (down from 70th in 2019) and the 10th most popular German Composer.

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

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Among composers, Richard Strauss ranks 35 out of 1,216Before him are Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Jacques Offenbach, Johann Strauss II, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, and Christoph Willibald Gluck. After him are Sergei Prokofiev, Johann Strauss I, Modest Mussorgsky, Jean Sibelius, Béla Bartók, and Camille Saint-Saëns.

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Among people born in 1864, Richard Strauss ranks 2Before him is Max Weber. After him are Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alois Alzheimer, Wilhelm Wien, Maurice Leblanc, Camille Claudel, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Walther Nernst, Hermann Minkowski, and Alfred Hermann Fried. Among people deceased in 1949, Richard Strauss ranks 2Before him is Maurice Maeterlinck. After him are Sigrid Undset, George Gurdjieff, Georgi Dimitrov, Edward Thorndike, Margaret Mitchell, Hassan al-Banna, Charles Ponzi, James Ensor, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, and Friedrich Bergius.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Richard Strauss ranks 77 out of 6,142Before him are Albert, Prince Consort (1819), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Karl Jaspers (1883), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), and Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714). After him are Heinz Guderian (1888), Heinrich Schliemann (1822), Arminius (-17), Charles the Bald (823), Charles Bukowski (1920), and Erich Maria Remarque (1898).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Richard Strauss ranks 10Before him are George Frideric Handel (1685), Johannes Brahms (1833), Robert Schumann (1810), 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 Johann Pachelbel (1653).