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Strauss, Josef

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Born: 1827 AD
Died: 1870 AD, at 42 years of age.

Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Composers, Musicians

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1827 - Josef Strauss, born on the 20th of August in Vienna, Austria. He was an Austrian composer. He was fondly referred to as 'Pepi' by his family and close friends.

1853 - His academic achievements at an early age do not point to him being a composer as he was also destined by his father for a career in the Austrian Habsburg military although he flourished as an architect for the Vienna City Council.

1857 - He married Caroline Pruckmayer at the church of St Johann Nepomuk in Vienna.

1870 - He never enjoyed good health throughout his life and during a tour to Poland, he fell unconscious from the conductor's podium while conducting his 'Musical Potpourri' and was hastened back to his home in Vienna by his distraught wife.

       - It was back home in the 'Hirschenhaus' that Josef died on 22nd of July.

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