Google Doodle Marks The 245th Anniversary Of Ludwig Van Beethoven's Baptism

Posted: Dec 17 2015, 2:46am CST | by , in News | Technology News

Google Doodle marks the 245th Anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's Baptism

Today, December 17, Google honors famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

It is not know when Ludwig van Beethoven is born. This is why Google decided to celebrate 245th Anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's Baptism on December 17.

Today's elaborate Google Doodle is an homage on Beethoven's live that wasn't easy. Google tries to show that with mishaps in the Google Doodle animation that leads into a little puzzle.

The Story of today's Google Doodle: "Ludwig’s father, a middling singer in the Elector’s court and a man too often in his cups, pulled the precocious child out of school at the age of ten in hopes of earning some money on the shoulders of his talent (as a result, his handwriting was so bad that musicologists still struggle to authenticate his signature). He lost two siblings prematurely, had to assume full responsibility for his family as a teenager, fell madly for unrequiting lovers twice, and, most famously, began losing his hearing at the peak of his career.

Despite all of this, Beethoven’s music prevailed. As Mozart reputedly said, “one day, [that boy] will give the world something to talk about.” That he certainly did. Sure, he may have raised his voice a few times, but he could overwhelm his friends with excessive kindness and generosity just the same. And while his romances brought him more anguish than happiness, would we have Für Elise or Moonlight Sonata if they hadn’t?"

The Ludwig van Beethoven Google Doodle was created by Leon Hong in collaboration with artist Nate Swinehart and engineers Jonathan Shneier and Jordan Thompson.

You can find today's Google Doodle as always on the Google homepage. Google made this doodle available world-wide. This makes a lot of sense as Ludwig van Beethoven is known around the world. The German composer was born in Bonn, Germany, December, 1770 and died on March 26, 1827 in Vienna, Austria.

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