Ludwig Van Beethoven
- Category : Entertain-Music-Composer/Arranger
- Type : GP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 4
German musician and composer, a misanthrope from youth with bad disposition and manner, temper and melancholy. In spite of this, he had many friends whom he used. His outer life was uneventful, while his inner life was one of turmoil and pathos. A virtuoso pianist at 18-20, he faced poverty, illness and growing deafness by age 30-32. He moved often.
Beethoven loved unattainable women, such as the great love of his life in late 1811, a married woman. He never married, though he wanted a family. When his brother died in 2/1816, the court granted him guardianship of his nephew Karl.
Died on 3/26/1827, 5:45 PM, Vienna, Austria.
Lilith Mageborn writes, "Beethoven didn't die *directly* of lead poisoning. He died of an infection resulting from the last of four surgeries to reduce abdominal swelling and to drain abdominal fluid - which may have resulted from lead
poisoning or pancreatitis. Tests at Argonne Nat'l Laboratory show 100 times the average amount of lead in Beethoven's hair - but he also had other medical disorders, such as Paget's disease."