Franz Schubert

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Birthday
31, 1797
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
Nov 19, 1828 (31)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
31, 1797
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
Nov 19, 1828 (31)

About

Master composer of the classical Romantic period who wrote more than 600 works during his brief lifetime. One of his more popular compositions was part one of the three "Marche militaires."

Before Fame

He already was more skilled than his music teachers at the age of seven, and he entered one of Austria's top music schools by the age of 11.

Trivia

His output was largely unappreciated while he was alive, but his liturgical music, operas, incidental music, chamber and solo piano music, as well as his 10 symphonies, primarily the "Unfinished Symphony," are now regarded as some of history's greatest works.

Family Life

He was one of five surviving children born to Franz Theodor Florian, a schoolmaster, and Elizabeth Vietz.

Associated With

He was part of the Viennese classical school, which also included composers like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn.