Was Composer Ludwig Van Beethoven black?
- pianomanLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
I read somewhere that his mother was a Moor. I've read a lot about Beethoven and I've noticed historians tend to write about his father but not his mother. I often wondered why. However, what difference does it make? He still was one of the greatest composers ever. He's credited with ushering in the romantic period.
- robertoLv 65 days ago
he was a guero
- Anonymous1 month ago
Does it matter? A genius is a genius no matter what?
- GreggLv 61 month ago
The information about him that I read about was that he was a homosexual, or suspected to be a homosexual.
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- 1 month ago
I never thought he was but if someone knows better?
- Roger the MoleLv 72 months ago
No he was not. If there was even a suspicion that he was, the Nazis would have banned his music, but they did nothing of the kind.
- 2 months ago
Yes, because he worked part-time as a chimney sweep.
- Michael ELv 72 months ago
I'm curious, which note of his music does this information change?
- MamiankaLv 72 months ago
This has been a OOOLLLLDDDD meme going around for ages - that his ancestry included some Haitian (or African, etc. blood. This might have started in reference a talented violinist and composer in Haiti, who was called the "black Beethoven" - although he had zero connection to Ludwig. As a professional classical musician and teacher, I have had otherwise intelligent people - black and white - whisper in my ear "but you know he was really *black* . . .). Then I would have to tell the story again, and send them out to find that Haitian violinist. I will see if I can find this again . .Yeah, ten seconds with Google, and a whole lot of history of this lie was visible.
- KathyLv 72 months ago
He was not black.