Ludwig  van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Born in Bonn, Kurfürstentum Köln, Heiliges Römisches Reichmap
Died in Wien, Niederösterreich, Kaisertum Österreichmap
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Beethoven was the grandson of Lodewijk van Beethoven (1712–73), a musician from Mechelen in the Southern Netherlands (now part of Belgium) who at the age of twenty moved to Bonn. His father, Johann married Maria Magdalena Keverich in 1767; she was the daughter of Johann Heinrich Keverich, who had been the head chef at the court of the Archbishopric of Trier. Of the seven children born to Johann van Beethoven, only Ludwig, the second-born, and two younger brothers survived infancy. Caspar Anton Carl was born on 8 April 1774, and Nikolaus Johann, the youngest, was born on 2 October 1776.



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