One of the early Romantic composers. The Father of Emo, but perhaps I've said too much.
He wrote hundreds of works before his death at age 31, especially his 600+ lieds, (poetic songs). Hailed as a genius by Antonio Salieri, Schubert's work is built on the Classical styles of Mozart and Beethoven, his musical idols. He asked to be, and is buried next to Beethoven in Schubert Park, Vienna.