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Josef Franz Karl Lanner

Also Known As: "joseph"
Birthplace: St. Ulrich, Vienna, Austria
Death: April 14, 1843 (42)
Döbling, Vienna, Austria (typhus)
Immediate Family:

Son of Martin Lanner and Anna Lanner
Ex-husband of Franziska Lanner
Partner of Maria Kraus
Father of Katti Lanner; August Lanner; Franziska Karoline Lanner and Joseph Carl Maria Kraus
Brother of Giovanni Lanner

Occupation: Austrian dance music composer
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About Josef Lanner

Joseph Lanner was an Austrian dance music composer. He is best remembered as one of the earliest Viennese composers to reform the waltz from a simple peasant dance to something that even the highest society could enjoy, either as an accompaniment to the dance, or for the music's own sake. He was just as famous as his friend and musical rival Johann Strauss I, who was better known outside of Austria in their day because of his concert tours abroad, in particular, to France and England.

Lanner had a lesser-known son, August Lanner, who was just as musically gifted and prodigious as his father. His daughter Katharina became a well known international ballet dancer, settling in London where she became an influential choreographer and teacher.

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Josef Lanner's Timeline

April 12, 1801
Vienna, Austria
September 14, 1829
Vienna, Austria
January 23, 1835
Vienna, Austria
April 14, 1843
Age 42
Vienna, Austria
October 6, 1843
Vienna, Austria