A timeline of Beethoven's Life
Created by blackberryish93 on 29/07/2010
Last updated: 04/08/10 at 10:53
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Beginning in 1798, Ludwig von Beethoven began to experience some hearing problems beginning with ringing in the ears and other symptoms. These problems worsened over the coming years, eventually leading to his considering suicide in 1802
Ludwig makes his first visit to the Austrian capital of Vienna in 1787. While there he received word that his mother was dying. He returned home to Bonn only a few days before her death.
Beethoven had been substituting as organist since age 12 but was finally appointed as the official assistant organist in the Electoral Court chapel in 1784.
Ludwig's father held the hope that he could mold his son into a child musical prodigy like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This love of music was not something that Ludwig shared at first, with reports made by neighbors that they would often see him sobbing because he knew he would soon have to go inside to work on his scales. Over time, Beethoven came to love music, practicing of his own accord for many hours each day on the violin and piano. In later years Ludwig took lessons from the court organist, a position he would eventually achieve himself
Happy Birthday Beethoven! Though Ludwig Van Beethoven's parents did have 7 children. Beethoven was NOT the youngest. He was the 2nd born child to his parents The first born was named Ludwig Maria. Though Ludwig Maria did die six days after his birth. There is no knowledge that he was born blind, deaf or mentally retarded. Ludwig von Beethoven was born to Johann van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich.