Robert Schumann

1810 - 1856

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Robert Schumann (German: [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 2,740,609 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Robert Schumann is the 14th most popular composer, the 26th most popular biography from Germany (down from 24th 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 14 out of 1,228Before him are Richard Wagner, George Frideric Handel, Franz Schubert, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Gustav Mahler, and Johannes Brahms. After him are Edvard Grieg, Ennio Morricone, Antonín Dvořák, Giacomo Puccini, Claude Debussy, and Igor Stravinsky.

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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, Alfred de Musset, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Éliphas Lévi, Theodor Schwann, Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, and Nikolay Pirogov. Among people deceased in 1856, Robert Schumann ranks 1After him are Heinrich Heine, Amedeo Avogadro, Adolphe Adam, Max Stirner, Nikolai Lobachevsky, Paul Delaroche, Ivan Paskevich, Ľudovít Štúr, Étienne Cabet, Manuela Sáenz, and 11th Dalai Lama.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Robert Schumann ranks 26 out of 5,289Before him are Friedrich Engels (1820), Johannes Brahms (1833), Max Planck (1858), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), and Anne Frank (1929). After him are Heinrich Himmler (1900), Martin Heidegger (1889), Thomas Mann (1875), Hermann Hesse (1877), Johannes Kepler (1571), and Erwin Rommel (1891).

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).