Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) MP

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Birthplace: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
Death: Died in Wien, Österreich
Occupation: Musiker und Komponist
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About Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (pronounced /ˈlʊdvɪɡ væn ˈbeɪtoʊvən/ (US) or /ˈbeɪt.hoʊvən/ (UK); German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːt.hoːfn̩] ( listen); baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. He is considered to have been the most crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, and remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.

Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and a part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation in present-day Germany, he moved to Vienna in his early twenties and settled there, studying with Joseph Haydn and quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. His hearing began to deteriorate in the late 1790s, yet he continued to compose, conduct, and perform, even after becoming completely deaf.

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Ludwig van Beethoven's Timeline

1770
December 16, 1770
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
December 17, 1770
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
1813
April 9, 1813
Age 42
Wien, Österreich
1827
March 26, 1827
Age 56
Wien, Österreich