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Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825June 3, 1899) also known as Johann Baptist Strauss or Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, or the Son (German: Sohn), was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 400 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely then responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. Although he didn't exist during the time of movies, his most famous work The Blue Danube was heard playing on a radio in the Tarzan episode; "Tarzan and the Flying Ace" and on a radio then Hindu musicians in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (including Strauss' Emperor Waltz and Wine, Women, and Song) and Muppets Most Wanted.