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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven has had a profound influence on generations of composers since the 19th century.

Famous Facts

  • By the time he reached his mid forties Beethoven was completely deaf. Although this did not effect his composing capabilities it made performing extremely difficult for him, and he often communicated using a notebook
  • Beethoven died in Vienna, Austria. His funeral was held at the church of the Holy Trinity and was attended by thousands of people, including fellow composer, Franz Schubert
  • Born Ludwig van Beethoven on 16th December 1770 in Bonn, Germany
Died on 26th March 1827 in Vienna, Austria

When I open my eyes I must sigh, for what I see is contrary to my religion, and I must despise the world which does not know that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy”

Ludwig van Beethoven