German pianist and composer
Ludwig van Beethoven Rank
Ludwig van Beethoven Rank
About Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist regarded as one of the most influential composers of all time. Some of his most famous compositions include The Ninth Symphony, Moonlight Sonata, Für Elise, Fidelio, Moonlight Sonata, Missa Solemni, and The 5th Symphony. Despite almost becoming totally deaf during the last decade of his life, he composed majority of his finest works during that period.
He was the son of Johann Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich. He never married nor had any children, but he did have a romantic relationship with a young countess named Julie Guicciardi.
The exact cause of his deafness was never known.
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Famous quotes by Ludwig van Beethoven
Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.Ludwig van Beethoven
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.Ludwig van Beethoven
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.Ludwig van Beethoven
Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!Ludwig van Beethoven
Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.Ludwig van Beethoven
Recommend to your children virtue that alone can make them happy, not gold.Ludwig van Beethoven
Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven's Popularity
Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous German pianist and composer, who was born on December 16, 1770. As a person born on this date, Ludwig van Beethoven is listed in our database as the 3rd most popular celebrity for the day (December 16).
People born on December 16 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Ludwig van Beethoven is the 41st most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Ludwig van Beethoven's birthday, Ludwig van Beethoven is the 4th most famous German.
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