Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on this day in 1791 – aged just 35.
Mozart’s exact cause of death is not known, however reports indicate he had been bed ridden for several weeks prior – suffering from swelling, pain and vomiting.
Whiist many hypotheses exist, official Viennese records state “hitziges Frieselfieber” – severe military fever.
MOZART | DIVERTIMENTO IN D MAJOR, K.136 | YEHUDI MENUHIN & MOSCOW VIRTUOSI
DAVID OISTRAKH | MOZART | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.4 | GEWANDHAUSORCHESTER LEIPZIG