Translations:Ludwig van Beethoven/3/en
He was born in Bonn, Germany, December 16, 1770, died in Vienna, Austria, February 26, 1827. He had a very difficult childhood with a father who was an alcoholic. He had no friends save his mother. His father beat him and made him practice by the hour, not only that he would be another Mozart, but that he could provide him with drink and lots of money.