Died Today (December 5th): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

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wolfgangamadeusmozart.jpgWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

Born: January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Salzburg, Holy Roman Empire [now Austria]
Died: December 5, 1791 (age 35) in Vienna, Austria, Habsburg Monarchy, Holy Roman Empire [now Austria

Married to: Constanze Weber (4 August 1782 – 5 December 1791) (his death) (6 children)

[on his prolific compositions] I write as a sow piddles.

As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling! And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.

People are wrong who think my art comes easily to me. I assure you…

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