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Chronological list of events in Beethoven's Life.

1770, December 16th- Ludwig van Beethoven is born in Bonn. He was the son of Johann van Beethoven, tenor and violinist at the court of the Elector Prince of Cologne.

1778, March 26th- Has his first public concert.

1780- Becomes Neefe’s student.

1783- Successfully replaces Neefe at the court. He also, publishes a sonata, 2 pieces of the Bossles anthology, a fugue and a rondo.

1784- composes a rondo and a piano concerto

1785-composes 3 quartets.

1787,March- leaves Bonn. On the 7th of April arrives in Vienna and meets Mozart.

       July 17th-returns to Bonn. His mother dies.

1789, May 14th- Enrolls at the Bonn University.

1790- Composes 2 cantatas: one when Joseph the 2nd dies and when Leopold the 2nd is made emperor. He also, composes a bale.

1791-Writes a fragment of a violin concerto. On December 5th Mozart dies

1792-Composes a string trio. Around the 2nd or 3rd of November Beethoven leaves for Vienna. He arrives there on the 10th of November. On the 18th of December his father dies.

1793- Becomes Haydn’s pupil

1794- The first symptoms of the deafness appear. Composes a trio for piano, Op.1. On the 29th of March, he holds his first concerto at The Burgtheater.

1796- February- June- goes to Nuremberg, Prague, Dresden and Berlin, where he composes the Sonata for Violoncello Op.5. He also composes the sonata for Piano Op.2.

1797-composes the Piano Sonata No.4 Op. 7

1798- Composes the Piano Sonata Op. 10 and the Violin Sonata Op.12. Neefe dies.

1799-composes Symphony No.1 and the Patetica Sonata Op. 14 and Op. 49/1

1800- Composes the String Quartet Op. 18, the Septet Op.20, the Piano Concerto Op. 37 and the Prometheus Ballet.

1801- Composes The Spring Sonata Op. 24 and the Piano Sonata Op.28. Giulietta Guicciardi becomes his pupil.

1802- 6th and 10th of October- writes the Heiligenstadt Testament. Composes the variations for Eroica, the Op. 26 and 27 sonatas and the Symphony No.2

1803- Composes the 3rd Piano Concerto Op. 37, the Kreutzer Sonata and Christus am Olberge. Works on the Eroica Symphony.

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  1. Beethoven: The Universal Composer by Edmund Morris; Eminent Lives (October 4, 2005).
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  3. Beetoven: The Music and the Life by Lewis Lockwood;W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (January 30, 2005).
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1. Beethoven: The Universal Composer by Edmund Morris;

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4. Late Beethoven: Music, Thought, Imagination by Maynard Solomon;

5. Beethoven as I Knew Him by Anton Felix Schindler;

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