Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
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The Strauss Family: 15 facts about Vienna's musical dynasty
9. Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
Johann Strauss II wrote more than 400 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other dance tunes, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King". Some of Johann Strauss II's most famous works include The Blue Danube, Kaiser-Walzer, Tales from the Vienna Woods, and the Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka. Among his operettas, Die Fledermaus and The Gypsy Baron are the best known.