Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Created by Aaron Rumfola

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Beethoven's life

Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 with 7 siblings and a loving mother named Maria.He had a terrible childhood with 7 siblings, only 3 survived to adulthood. At a young age His dad noticed his musical talent and tried to make profit off it When he was 17, his family moved to Vienna, Austria. Mozart started to become deaf when he was 28 after he wrote his first symphony, but he continued to play music. He became completely deaf in his 30's. Also, Beethoven had temper issues. He was rumored to have pureed hot water on a waiter, hit a choirboy, and throw candle off his piano during his performances. Finally, he died in 1827 at the age of 56.
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Beethoven Map

This is a map of Vienna, Austria. In 1787, when Beethoven was 17 years old, him and his family moved to Vienna, Austria. He meet Mozart while he was there and Mozart predicted him to be a big star. Beethoven couldn't stay there long due to his mother's and sister's death. He finally returned to Vienna after his father's death.
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 (FULL)

Symphony Number 3

Symphony No. 3 was first dedicated to the consul of France, Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon represented to him because of the noble and glorious in the human race. When Napoleon declared him self emperor, he became furious. He ripped up the dedicatory title page. He changed the title Sinfonia Eroica to celebrate the memory of a great man, not to a great man.

List of Other Known Music

  • Fur Elise
  • Moonlight Sonata
  • Symphonies number 1-9
  • Late String Quartets


Beethoven. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 9 Dec 2015.

Map Of Vienna, Austria, 1899. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 10 Dec 2015.

Romano, Andrea. "Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 (FULL)." YouTube. 13 Sept. 2013. Web. 10 Dec. 2015

Interesting Facts

  • When Beethoven was little, his father forced him to practice the keyboard hours a day so he could be like Mozart.
  • During concerts, he would stop playing if someone started to talk.
  • His music was so original that he stated a type of music called romantic.
  • Many people say Symphony Number 3 started romantic.
  • His symphonies were so great and incredible that later musicians were nervous and scared to compose their symphonies.
  • He created his first symphony at the age of 28.