Beethoven

Events

Beethoven born in Bonn

1770

First music published

1783

Travels to Vienna and meets Mozart who agrees to teach him, but returns to Bonn on hearing that his mother is dying

1787

Returns to Vienna and there begins studying with Haydn

1792

Beethoven's first benefit concert in Vienna.

1800

(The Septet and one of the first two piano concertos)

He falls in love with Countess Giulietta Guicciardi and dedicates his Sonata quasi una Fantasia to her (this later becomes known as the Moonlight Sonata).

1801

Austria declares war on France

1809

After Wellington defeats the French in Spain, Beethoven writes a piece to mark the occasion which later becomes known as the Battle Symphony op.91

1813

Beethoven's brother, Caspar dies and his wife and Beethoven are appointed joint guardians of his son Karl. Beethoven begins a legal battle to win sole custody of Karl.

1815

Beethoven wins sole custody of Karl.

1816

The Ninth Symphony and the Missa Solemnis are premiered in Vienna.

1824

Beethoven dies in March.

1827