Mozart is amazing
The death of the Austrian composer in 1791 at the age of 35, which has already given rise to several conjectures, would be due to a renal complication resulting from an infection with a streptococcus.
The famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who died in December 1791 at the age of 35, is said to have suffered a kidney complication resulting from a streptococcal infection. This is according to a Swedish study published in the American medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
The death of the Austrian composer has already given rise to a number of conjectures, including the long-abandoned one of poisoning by the Italian musician Antonio Salieri or tuberculosis.
But explains Dr. Richard Zegers of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, one of the three authors of this research, it appears that a small epidemic of streptococcus struck Vienna during the period of the disease followed by the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Dr. Zegers and his colleagues relied for their research on previously unknown sources, including the Vienna Daily Death Registry, which records this epidemic of infections followed by edema in young men during the period of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's death.
They also used the reports of direct witnesses, especially the sister-in-law of the musician Sophie Haibel.