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Strauss

[strous or for 1–3, 5, German shtrous] /straʊs or for 1–3, 5, German ʃtraʊs/
noun
1.
David Friedrich
[dah-veet free-drikh] /ˈdɑ vit ˈfri drɪx/ (Show IPA),
1808–74, German theologian, philosopher, and author.
2.
Johann
[yoh-hahn] /ˈyoʊ hɑn/ (Show IPA),
1804–49, Austrian orchestra conductor and composer.
3.
his son, Johann ("The Waltz King") 1825–99, Austrian orchestra conductor and composer.
4.
Levi, 1829?–1902, U.S. pants manufacturer: developed Levis.
5.
Richard
[rikh-ahrt] /ˈrɪx ɑrt/ (Show IPA),
1864–1949, German orchestra conductor and composer.
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Strauss

/straʊs; German ʃtraus/
noun
1.
David Friedrich (ˈdaːfɪt ˈfriːdrɪç). 1808–74, German Protestant theologian: in his Life of Jesus (1835–36) he treated the supernatural elements of the story as myth
2.
Johann (joˈhan). 1804–49, Austrian composer, noted for his waltzes
3.
his son, Johann, called the Waltz King. 1825–99, Austrian composer, whose works include The Blue Danube Waltz (1867) and the operetta Die Fledermaus (1874)
4.
Richard (ˈrɪçart). 1864–1949, German composer, noted esp for his symphonic poems, including Don Juan (1889) and Till Eulenspiegel (1895), his operas, such as Elektra (1909) and Der Rosenkavalier (1911), and his Four Last Songs (1948)
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