1.1 Johann ( 1804–49), a leading composer of waltzes; known as Strauss the Elder. His best-known work is the Radetzky March (1838).
1.2 Johann ( 1825–99), son of Strauss the Elder; known as Strauss the Younger. He became known as ‘the waltz king’, composing many famous waltzes, such as The Blue Danube (1867). He is also noted for the operetta Die Fledermaus (1874).