Happy 250th birthday Beethoven
On this date the 17th of december 1770 Ludwig van Beethoven of Flemish decent was baptised (actual birthday unknown) in Bonn, The Holy Roman Empire now Germany.
His grandfather also Ludwig was a successful Kapellmeister from Mechelen,Flanders now in Belgium.His father Johann was a failed musician and alcoholic but encouraged Beethoven's musical pursuits.
Beethoven never married and had no children but did have temporary custody of his nephew Karl.
HAPPY 250 BEETHOVEN