200-Year-Old Mystery Of Beethoven’s Death Solved By Analysis Of His DNA

The cause of death of Beethoven, who struggled with diseases for years and died at the age of 56, has always been a curiosity for 200 years. A study published yesterday revealed very important details on this subject. An unknown fact about Beethoven’s life was also revealed through this research.

Research conducted by a group of researchers from Cambridge University shed light on the death and pre-illness of German pianist and composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

Beethoven beim Spaziergang in der Natur (Beethoven’s Walk In Nature) by Julius Schmid

DNA studies carried out on 8 strands of hair, which were kept as a memento by the fans of the German pianist and composer Ludwig van Beethoven, revealed new data on the death of the famous composer who was born in Germany in 1770. Tristan Begg, the lead author of the group that carried out the study, stated that genetic factors may have triggered liver disease, along with the famous composer’s consumption of too much alcohol. In the study, the disease was also revealed months before his death.

In addition, in the statement, it was determined that Beethoven had digestive system problems with the genomic data obtained. It was stated that the digestive problems experienced by Beethoven, one of the most important names in classical music, were not caused by celiac disease or lactose sensitivity.


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