Apr 19, 2017

The Beethoven Family Graves in Vienna

Unknown to the general public there exist several graves in Vienna of descendants of Beethoven's brother Karl van Beethoven. My article "The Beethoven Family Graves in Vienna" has recently been published in The Beethoven Journal (Winter 2016, Vol. 31, No. 2). It deals with these neglected sites and also adds important genealogical information that is missing in Joseph Schmidt-Görg's 1964 book Beethoven: die Geschichte seiner Familie, such as the place and date of death of Beethoven's grand-nephew Louis von Hoven. A pdf of this article can be downloaded from my website or from academia.edu.

© Dr. Michael Lorenz 2017.

Upcoming Posts

  • An Illegitmate Child of Carl Maria von Weber
  • Unknown Stadler Documents (Part 1)
  • The Family of Carl Schlechter
  • George Szell's Marriage Documents
  • The Violinist Dobieerczil: a Snapshot of Current Mozart Scholarship
  • Johann Heinrich Schmelzer's Coat of Arms
  • Two Seals of Joseph Haydn
  • An Unknown Letter by Aloisia Lange 
  • A Godson of Albert Lortzing
  • An Unknown Letter by Francesco Benucci
  • Bonno Documents
  • At the Grave of Joseph Sonnleithner
  • Unknown Trattner Documents
  • Unknown Godchildren of Ferdinand Raimund

This list is not complete. For obvious reasons some topics of research cannot be announced in advance.

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