The Duchy of Mangrove

This Blog is English version of "The Duchy of East Blogburg".

スポンサーサイト

上記の広告は1ヶ月以上更新のないブログに表示されています。
新しい記事を書く事で広告が消せます。
  1. --/--/--(--) --:--:--|
  2. スポンサー広告|
  3. トラックバック(-)|
  4. コメント(-)

Beethoven is aristocrat?

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Ludwig van Beethoven is a great composer in Germany. I like his music very much. By the way, Beethoven is not aristocrat. However Beethoven and his neighbor misidentified him an aristocrat. Why?

The name of the aristocrat in Germany include 'von' well.
Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke
Manfred von Richthofen
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin
And, Beethoven's name include 'van'. 'van' is Dutch language that means English 'of' German 'von'. Why does Beethoven's name include Dutch 'van'? Because his grandfather came from Flanders(now Belgium).

Dutch 'van' is not aristocrat but German 'von' is aristocrat. However the German at that time confused Dutch 'van' with German 'von'. As a result, Beethoven and his neighbor misidentified him an aristocrat.

Best Regards,

  1. 2008/01/24(木) 01:01:42|
  2. Royalty and Nobility|
  3. Trackback:0|
  4. Comment:0
<<Piano Concerto No.5 'Emperor' | HOME | Honorific title of Queen>>

Comment

Post Comment

Comment to Administrator

Trackback

Trackback URL
http://mangrove.blog8.fc2.com/tb.php/195-b36e854c