The grave of Johann Strauss II is next to music’s greatest composers: Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms in the Zentralfriedhof, or Central Cemetery of Vienna . On the grave itself, you can see many aspects of his life: singing, dancing, and violin playing cherubs, and a bat (for “Die Fledermaus”, literally the “flying bat”). The graves of his father, brothers, and other originators of the waltz craze are nearby. He died at 74.
This is the grave that contains Mozart's wife, Mozart's father, and Constanze Mozart's second husband. There is something profoundly absurd about this arrangement since Mozart's wife and father despised each other, and now they're stuck together forever. And what would crusty old Leopold have though about the second husband being there, too?
July 20, 1893: Born, George Llewelyn Davies. George was just 10 years old when his friend (and later guardian) J. M. Barrie began writing "Peter Pan" and he and his four younger brothers were models and inspiration for the work. In fact, it was George who originally uttered one of Peter's most memorable lines, "To die will be an awfully big adventure." Davies died in action in World War I at the age of 21.
The Grave Of Johann Strauss Johann Strauss's grave was dark, scary and set off to the side of the other composers. He has such a bright, fancy statue in Vienna's Central Park, but here he is portrayed in such a dark light.