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Beethoven, Ludwig Van (1770–1827)

  • By: Yiannis Gabriel
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

German composer

Few artists have so fascinated their own and future generations to the degree that Beethoven has. As a figure of legend, he is equalled among his contemporaries only by Napoleon (1762–1821), whose early triumphs as a revolutionary leader inspired Beethoven ...

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