Thursday, January 27, 2011
Today on public radio I learned that today, January 27, was the birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born in Salzburg, Austria, in 1756. He married Constanze Weber on August 4, 1782. The couple had six children but only two lived into adulthood and those two had no children. Thus, Mozart's genealogy ended. If you want to see Mozart's ancestry, click to www.mozartproject.org/biography/tree.html and have a look. For a complete biography of the man and his music Wikipedia will tell you all about him.
Why this particular post on a genealogy blog? Well, it is his birthday today. And he did have ancestors (and I'm sure nieces and nephews as pseudo-descendants). And I'm guessing that most of us enjoy at least some of his music. And I loved the movie Amadeus. Genealogy can be learned in a wide variety of ways and places. Wouldn't you agree?