Born: May 7, 1833,Hamburg, Germany.
Died: April 3, 1897, Vienna, Austria, of liver cancer.
Buried: Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria.
Pseudonym: G. W. Marks.
Johannes was the son of Johann Jakob Brahms of Heide, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and Johanna Henrika Christiane Nissen.
A musician like his father, Johannes is one of the best known German composers of the 19th Century. His brother Fritz was also a musician, known as a pianist.