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Robert Schumann

1810 - 1856

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Robert Schumann (German: [ˈʁoːbɛʁt ˈʃuːman]; 8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer, pianist, and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Schumann has received more than 3,405,336 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Robert Schumann is the 15th most popular composer (down from 14th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Germany (down from 26th in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Composer.

Robert Schumann is most famous for being a German composer and pianist. He is also famous for his symphonies, piano concertos, and solo piano works.

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Among composers, Robert Schumann ranks 15 out of 1,216Before him are Richard Wagner, George Frideric Handel, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms, Giacomo Puccini, and Gustav Mahler. After him are Antonín Dvořák, Gioachino Rossini, Igor Stravinsky, Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn, and Claudio Monteverdi.

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Among people born in 1810, Robert Schumann ranks 2Before him is Frédéric Chopin. After him are Pope Leo XIII, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, P. T. Barnum, Theodor Schwann, Alfred de Musset, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Éliphas Lévi, Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, and Princess Marianne of the Netherlands. Among people deceased in 1856, Robert Schumann ranks 1After him are Heinrich Heine, Amedeo Avogadro, Max Stirner, Nikolai Lobachevsky, Adolphe Adam, Paul Delaroche, Ivan Paskevich, Ľudovít Štúr, Étienne Cabet, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, and Manuela Sáenz.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Robert Schumann ranks 34 out of 6,142Before him are Heinrich Himmler (1900), Max Planck (1858), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Martin Heidegger (1889), Hermann Hesse (1877), and Karl Dönitz (1891). After him are Friedrich Schiller (1759), Erwin Rommel (1891), Hermann Göring (1893), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Robert Koch (1843), and Josef Mengele (1911).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Robert Schumann ranks 6Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Richard Wagner (1813), George Frideric Handel (1685), and Johannes Brahms (1833). After him are Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), and Carl Orff (1895).