Ludwig Van Beethoven by Amanda D'Amico

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  • Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    Ludwig Van Beethoven was born on December 26, 1770 in the city of Bonn, Germany. His father's name is Johann and died when Ludwig was 3 years old. Ludwig's mother's name is Maria and died at the age of 41 due to tuberculosis.
  • Learned to Play Violin and Piano

    Learned to Play Violin and Piano
    Beethoven's father was a respected musician. When Beethoven was 3, his father taught him how to play the violin and the piano. Johann was Beethoven's drive to become an amazing part of music history.
  • 1st Published Piece

    1st Published Piece
    In 1783, Beethoven published his first piece. They were a set of nine piano variations known as the 'Dressler Variations." He was 13 years old and many people astonished at his young talent.
  • French Voted in National Assembly

    French Voted in National Assembly
    On June 17, 1789 the French voted to establish the National Assembly. This was in effect proclaiming the end of an apsolute monarchy and the beginning of representive government. This vote was a deliberate act of revolution.
  • Alaska is Discovered

    Alaska is Discovered
    On August 20th, 1791 Alaska was discovered. Alaska is our 49th state and was a remarkable discovery by the Danish explorer, Vitus Jonassen Bering.
  • First Catholic College

    First Catholic College
    On November 15, 1791 the First Catholic Colledge was founded. This is important because it shows how our country was growing and becoming more open to ideas. It also shows that chistianity is a big deal to our country.
  • First Mature Published Piece

    First Mature Published Piece
    In 1795, Beethoven published his first mature pieces which were three piano trios and three piano sonatas. This shows how fast he was learning. People knew he was going to become a musical wonder.
  • Become Aware of His Deaf Handicap

    Become Aware of His Deaf Handicap
    In 1801, Beethoven became aware of his hearing disability. This is one of most tragic news that a musician can encounter. He begain to suffer from depression.
  • First Tornadoe Recorded

    First Tornadoe Recorded
    On June 5, 1805 the first tornadoe was recorded. This is important because it shows the growing intelligence of our country. The Tornadoe was recorded in Ohio in what is known as 'Tornadoe Alley.'
  • Invitation to Become a Music Director at Kassel

    Invitation to Become a Music Director at Kassel
    Beethoven thought his career was going downhill, but he was offered a job to become a music director at Kassel, Germany. This is a big honor and it boosted his drive to not give up composing. He continued to write his fantastic works of music.
  • First U.S. School for the Deaf

    First U.S. School for the Deaf
    On April 15, 1817 the first U.S. School for the Deaf was opened. It was opened in Hartford, Conneticut. This is important because it shows how our country was opening up so that anyone including people with disabilities could be involved with the world.
  • Totally Deaf

    Totally Deaf
    In 1820, Beethoven became 100% totally deaf. He was extremely dispointed, but he continued to compose. He noticed one day that he could hear the music in his head. He ended up composing his most famous and fantastic works while deaf.
  • Charles Darwin Started His Scienfic Voyage

    Charles Darwin Started His Scienfic Voyage
    Charles Darwin started his scientific voyage on May 11, 1820. This is important becuse Darwin is the pinnacle of biology. He proposed the idea of natural selection and that all species of life came from one common ancestor.
  • Last Public Appearance

    Last Public Appearance
    In 1824, Beethoven gave his final public appearance. He was greatly respected for overcoming his disability and for composing such fantastic works of music. He was a musical genius.
  • Aware of His Pneumonia

    Aware of His Pneumonia
    In 1826, Beethoven became aware that he had Pneumonia. He understood that he was dying. Pneumonia is lung inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infection.
  • Date of Death

    Date of Death
    Beethoven died on March 26, 1827. He died of Pheumonia in Vienna. His deathw as witnessed by his sister- in- law and by his close friend. He was originally burried in Währing, but his remains were moved to Vienna in 1888.