Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, the stern-faced, wild-haired German composer, is the subject of two monuments in New York City. He can be found in Central Park (in the middle of the park, about 70th Street) and in Prospect Park’s Concert Grove.
Beethoven was born in Bonn in 1770. He studied in Vienna under, among others, Joseph Haydn and quickly established himself as one of the greatest musicians and composers to have ever lived. He died March 26, 1827.