March 29, 2017
Ludwig cowered in the corner, not because of the incessant bombing, but because of what the noise was doing to his ears. For a decade now his hearing had been slowly deteriorating. Napoleon Bonaparte’s never-ending shelling was more than Ludwig could take. He covered his ears with pillows, praying the attack would just stop.
Ludwig, along with his brother Carl, sister-in-law, Johanna, and their son Karl, sought shelter from the battle in Carl’s basement. Following the French Revolution, Ludwig cheered Napoleon’s rise to power. However, when Napoleon declared himself Emperor of France, Ludwig lost all respect for him. Now, with this second attack on Vienna, Ludwig held pure contempt for his one-time hero.
Ludwig van Beethoven was born December 16, 1770, in Bonn, Germany. His grandfather, and namesake, moved there at a young age to pursue a music career. Part of the Holy Roman Empire, Bonn was the capital of the Electorate of Cologne, where the Elector...READ MORE
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