Ludwig Van Beethoven
Logan "Swazye" Storey
Beethoven's life revolved around music.
Beethoven had so much passion about his music that he continued to compose and play even after his loss of hearing.
Beethoven had begun to lose hearing by the age of 27. He had completely lost hearing by the age of 45.
Beethoven.......A wonderful musician.
~started losing hearing at the age of 28
~moved his piano 40 times (complicated due to the fact that there was no dollies, cranes, or trucks available)
~ for the last 30 years of his life, Beethoven had stomach problems that made his life suck, with diarrhea, vomiting, and bad gas
~1827-Beethoven got pneumonia and couldn't get rid of it.
stomach hurt bad
couldn't use the restroom
his skin began to color like a banana
blood dripped out of his mouth
got dropsy (fluid inside body that need to get out can't)
Beethoven's body filled up quickly with rotting fluids
his stomach bloated and his skin stretched out over it like a balloon
doctor's drilled a hole in his stomach to try to reduce the swelling and build up of liquid without anything to put him to sleep or to take away the pain. he was AWAKE for the whole procedure!!! (owww)
there was enough liquid in his stomach to fill up 10 quart bottles
the gunk continued to drip and ooze out of the hole in his stomach , but his stomach kept getting bigger and bigger.
when that didn't work, they tried a new cure. they tried to sweat the sickness out of him
they sat Beethoven in a tub and filled the tub with hot water, then they put a sheet on top of the tub, making sure to not cover his head
after a few hours, the sheet was removed and to the doctors suprise, Beethoven had absorbed the water like a sponge rather then him sweating it out.
On March 26, 1827, Beethoven died at the age of 56 years of age.
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