Timeline Description: Beethoven was one of the world's greatest musicians. His work changed musical history. This is a timeline of his life.
|December 16, 1770||Beethoven is born
Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn. His father was a musician.
|1778||Beethoven played his first concert
Beethoven took his father's musical abilities. He played his first public concert at the age of seven.
|1783||Beethoven's talents are recognized early
Beethoven was thirteen years old when he replaced his teacher as a musician in the king's court at Cologne.
|1784||Beethoven the composer
Beethoven composed his first piano concerto when he was 14. He composed other music, as well.
He travelled to Vienna where he met Mozart.
|1798||Beethoven goes to college
Beethoven enrolled at Bonn University.
|1794||Beethoven notices signs of deafness
Beethoven first began to notice problems in his hearing when he was24. By now he had composed a violin concerto, a string trio, and many other pieces.
|1800||Beethoven composes a ballet
Beethoven continued composing sonatas and concertos, and in 1800 he composed the Prometheus Ballet.
|1803||Beethoven worked on his famous 1st and 2nd symphonies
Beethoven published his first symphony in 1800 and the second symphony in 1803.
|1805||The Eroica Symphony
Beethoven had worked for many years on the Eroica Symphony composition. He held his first audition for it in 1805.
|1810||Beethoven meets Bettina Brentano
Beethoven met the famous novelist and artist Bettina Brentano. Bettina was known for her many talents, such as singing, composing, and writing.
|1812||Piano Concerto number 5
Beethoven composed and played the famous piano concerto number 5.
|1814||Beethoven's hearing was gone
Beethoven's deafness progressed over the years and by 1814 he couldn't hear anything at all.
|1827||Beethoven makes his will
Due to failing health, Beethoven made his last will and testament.
|March 26, 1827||Beethoven dies
Beethoven died at the age of 56. He was a brilliant composer whose music has touched the world.