Mixed Chicks History Month – Ludwig Van Beethoven

by Linda Ripoll in News on 21st May 2013

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In honor of May being Mixed Chicks History Month, we want to know about the Mixed Chick or Mixed Man that has inspired you! Whether it’d be a family member, teacher, TV personality, or a celebrity, post your story and a picture of a mixed race person you admire. You can post your pics and stories on Facebook and via social media outlets including Twitter and Instagram. One winner will be chosen weekly and will receive a gift sent personally from the creators of Mixed Chicks, Wendi and Kim.

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Today’s mixed man of distinction is Ludwig Van Beethoven. Many people are not aware that the famous composer and one of classical music’s greatest pianist was biracial. Born and raised in Bonn, Germany, Beethoven’s father was a German musician and his mother descended from the Spanish Moors who are of African descent. Beethoven moved to Vienna when he was 22 and began studying music under the direction of Joseph Haydn a noted composer and musician. As Beethoven’s talent and skills grew, he began to compose some of the most beautiful classical music ever recorded. In his later years, his hearing began to fade and eventually he was deaf. He died in 1827 leaving a legacy of glorious music that still resonates to this day. We celebrate Beethoven as our Mixed Man of the Day!!!!

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