Beethoven, Ludwig van
Beethoven, Ludwig van
BORN 16 Dec 1770, Bonn: Bonngasse 20 - DIED 26 Mar 1827, Wien: Schwarzspanierstrasse 15|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 A, nummer 29)
Son of a singer of the Hofkappelle in Bonn. In 1790 he met Joseph
Haydn in Bonn. Haydn became his teacher until 1794 and afterwards
he was taught by Albrechtsberger and Salieri. In 1795 he gave
his first public performance at the Burgtheater in Vienna. His
close ties with noblemen soon enabled him to live as a free
He explored new musical paths with his symphonies and would influence a next generation of composers, among them Brahms. In 1794 he started having trouble hearing. After 1801 this became worse and around 1818 he was completely deaf. In 1815 he performed for the last time.
After his death in 1827 the actor H. Anschütz read a funeral speech written by F. Grillparzer. Beethoven was buried at the Währinger Friedhof in Vienna. When that was closed in 1888 his remains were moved to the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna.
Mother: Beethoven, Maria Magdalena
was pupil to Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg
was sculpted by Bourdelle, Antoine
was teacher to Czerny, Carl
met Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
has a connection with Grillparzer, Franz
was admired by Hanslick, Eduard
met Haydn, Joseph
met Hiller, Ferdinand
was a friend of Hummel, Johann Nepomuk
has a connection with Kreutzer, Rodolphe
knew Lachner, Franz von
met Liszt, Franz
has a connection with Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
had work performed by Milder-Hauptmann, Anna
was a friend of Reicha, Anton
was pupil to Ries, Franz Xaverius
was a friend of Röckel, Elisabeth
was pupil to Salieri, Antonio
was painted by Stieler, Joseph
knew Varnhagen von Ense, Karl-August
1812/7/0: Beethoven and Goethe meet in Teplice
Both were in that city at the time and Bettina von Arnim arranged their first meeting. They saw each other several more times during the next days.
Bauer, Werner T., Wiener Friedhofsführer, Genaue Beschreibung sämtlicher Begräbnisstätten nebst einer Geschichte des Wiener Bestattungswesens, Falter Verlag, Wien, 1991
The statue of Beethoven in Bonn. Franz Liszt helped to pay for it.
Picture by Androom (24 Apr 2005)
The grave of Ludwig van Beethoven at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (20 Aug 2007)
"Beethoven" by Joseph Stieler.
'Ludwig van Beethoven'.
The house in Baden where Beethoven lived during the summers of 1821, 1822 and 1823.
Picture by Androom (21 Aug 2009)