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Thread #172240   Message #4168399
Posted By: meself
25-Mar-23 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: Beethoven's death - DNA project
Subject: RE: Beethoven's death - DNA project
"The Beethoven one is a darker skin, and it seems they had information (in the 1970s or 1980s when they were painting these) that Beethoven was reputed to be half Moorish? I think they were responding to a rumor." This strikes me as odd, since none of the contemporary painted portraits of Beethoven give him a particularly dark complexion, AFAIK.