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Maria von Beethoven

  • If you want to take my good advice, remain single, and then you will have the most tranquil, most beautiful, most pleasurable life. For what is marriage? A little joy, but then a chain of sorrows.

    • Maria von Beethoven,
    • in Jennifer Viegas, Beethoven's World ()

Maria von Beethoven, German mother of Ludwig von Beethoven

(1746 - 1787)

Full name: Maria Magdalena Keverich von Beethoven.