By: CaeliRae Kingsley

Beethoven was born December 16, 1770.

He thought he was born 2 years after he really was. He was shown the papers, but he still believed he was born in 1772. People don't know the exact date Beethoven was born, but back then, babies were baptized within 24 hours of their birth, and Beethoven was baptized December 17, 1770.
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Beethoven's grave stone said, (translated)

"This gravestone was built to the same design as the original in the Währinger Ortsfriedhof and erected by the Association of Friends of Music in 1888 with financial help from the Imperial City Development Fund of Vienna and the Philharmonic Association"

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Beethoven wrote songs even though he couldn't hear them.

Beethoven had many years of experience with music, so it is believed that he could imagine the notes and play the song in his head.

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Ludwig Van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Beethoven's FAVORITE:

-color, green

-fruit, banana

-food, pasta with italian cheese

-hero, Napoleon Bonaparte

Other facts

Beethoven had at least 5 dogs and 1 horse.

Even though he was gruff, over 20,000 people went to his funeral.