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Strauss US English

The name of two Austrian composers

Strauss, Levi US English

(C.1829–1902), US manufacturer; born in Germany. He established Levi Strauss & Company in 1850 to sell pants made of tent canvas to gold miners. He eventually switched to denim cloth and made the work pants that became known as blue jeans or “Levi.”

Strauss, Richard US English

(1864–1949), German composer. With librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal he produced operas such as Der Rosenkavalier (1911). He is often regarded as the last of the 19th-century romantic composers

Lévi-Strauss, Claude US English

(1908–2009), French social anthropologist. He regarded language as an essential common denominator underlying cultural phenomena

Strauss the Elder in Strauss US English

Johann (1804–49), a leading composer of waltzes; known as Strauss the Elder. His best-known work is the Radetzky March (1838)

Strauss the Younger in Strauss US English

Johann (1825–99), son of Strauss the Elder; known as Strauss the Younger and as the waltz king. He composed many famous waltzes, such as The Blue Danube (1867) and Tales from the Vienna Woods (1868). He is also noted for the operetta Die Fledermaus (1874)