In 1802, Ludwig van Beethoven asked his brothers to request that his doctor, J.A. Schmidt, describe his health problems—his progressive hearing loss—to the world upon his death so that “as far as possible, at least the world will be reconciled to me after my death.”
Category: World History
Mary Queen of Scots’ lost letters are finally cracked by codebreakers.
A group of international codebreakers has uncovered a set of secret, coded letters written by Mary Queen of Scots while she was imprisoned in England by Queen Elizabeth I. The contents of the letters were believed to be lost.