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Monday 26th of March 1827

193 years ago

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven dies of lead poisoning at the age of 57 in Wien, Wien, Austria.

There is dispute about the cause of Beethoven's death: alcoholic cirrhosis, syphilis, infectious hepatitis, lead poisoning, sarcoidosis and Whipple's disease have all been proposed. Most probably Beethoven was accidentally poisoned to death by excessive doses of lead-based treatments administered under instruction from his doctor.