Beethoven's Third Symphony, the Eroica
, was written right around the French Revolution, the ideals of which Beethoven really took to heart. Originally, he wanted to name the symphony after Napoleon, but when he heard that Napoleon had been named emperor, he was so offended by the betrayal of the ideals of the revolution that he scratched his name out with a knife (leaving a hole in the paper) and changed it to Eroica (Heroic) instead.
And since I'm a Hetalia dork as well as just your normal dork, this is what I came up with. Technically Beethoven was geographically born German and not Austrian, but he spent practically all of his composing life in Austria, so Austria's got a better claim on him.
I don't like how Austria's skin tone worked out. I'm still experimenting with how I want to color him, and I haven't too many options. ._. Oh well. And I messed up on Beethoven's eye in the last panel.
Axis Powers Hetalia belongs to Himaruya Hidekaz. Beethoven belongs to somebody else.Two Extra
Beethoven doodles based on this same symphony.