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Austrian composer Johann Strauss surpassed his father Johann Strauss the Elder's popularity and productivity, becoming known as the "Waltz King."
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Johann Strauss was born on October 25, 1825, in Vienna, Austria. His father, Johann Strauss the Elder, was a self-taught musician who established a musical dynasty in Vienna, writing waltzes, galops, polkas and quadrilles and publishing more than 250 works. Johann the Younger left his family in 1842 and surpassed his father's popularity and productivity, becoming known as the "Waltz King."
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