Johann Strauss was born in Vienna, Austria, October, 25, 1825.
He studied the violin and composition in Vienna, became an orchestral conductor, and made a tour of the principal capitals of Europe.
In 1872 he visited the United States, where he conducted an orchestra of a thousand pieces at the World’s Peace Jubilee in Boston, and also gave several concerts in New York.
Besides about four hundred compositions of dance music, he wrote a number of operettas that met with great success.
He died in Vienna, June 3, 1899.