Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Birthplace: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland (Germany)
Death: March 26, 1827 (56)
Wien, Österreich (Austria)
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich
Father of Minona Maria Theresia Selma Loisa Cornelia von Stackelberg
Brother of Ludwig Maria van Beethoven; Caspar Anton Carl van Beethoven; Nicolaus Johann van Beethoven; Anna Maria Francisca van Beethoven; Franz Georg van Beethoven and 1 other
Half brother of NN Laym

Occupation: Musiker und Komponist
Managed by: Tobias Rachor (C)
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About Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven 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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His face was scarred from smallpox he had contracted as a child. He had a deep cleft on his chin, and a dark complexion.

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Ludwig van Beethoven's Timeline

December 16, 1770
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland (Germany)
December 17, 1770
Remigiuskirche, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland (Germany)
April 9, 1813
Wien, Österreich
March 26, 1827
Age 56
Wien, Österreich (Austria)