Beethoven's Live

A brief summary of major events in the composers life

Personal Life

Baptized in Bonn, December 15

1770

Brother Casper Anton Carl baptized

1774

Brother Nikolaus Johann baptized

1775

Leaves School

1781

Mother dies

1787

Father dies

1792

Brother Carl marries

1806

Brother Carl dies, Beethoven takes custody of nephew

1815

His nephew is taken away from him on account of his deafness

1819

Dies at Baden, March 26

1827

Musical Life

First public performance in Cologne

1778

played various concertos and trios

Christian Neefe start giving music tuition

1779

First Publication

1782

Dressler Variations

Publication of three sonatas and various other works

1783

Visited Vienna

1787

Returned to Vienna

1792

Begins composition of Trios for Piano

1794

Played his own works at his first public appearance in Vienna

1795

Publication of Piano Trios

1795

Studies with Salieri

1799

First Symphony

1800

Second Symphony

1803

Recieves piano from piano maker Sebastien Erard

1803

Third Symphony

1805

Fourth Symphony

1807

Fifth Symphony

1808

Sixth Symphony

1808

Seventh Symphony

1813

Fidelio is presented

1814

Eighth Symphony

1814

Composed Missa Solomnis

1819

Ninth Symphony

1824

Works on a Tenth Symphony

1824