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Classical Notes: December 9, 2011 Archive

Seven More Days Until Beethoven's Birthday (More or Less)

Posted at 4:27 PM on December 9, 2011 by William Johnston
Filed under: Ludwig van Beethoven

A week from today (December 16) is Beethoven's birthday. As pointed out by Lucy in this classic strip, we don't really know this. What we do know is that Beethoven was baptized on the 17th of December, and Catholic children were traditionally baptized on the day following birth.

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