Today’s Antonio Salieri’s birthday. He was born on 8/18/1750 so he would’ve been 259 had he not died in 1825 at 74. He’s better known as Mozart’s envious and less talented rival as portrayed in the 1984 Oscar winning “Amadeus”. For many years, there has been theories about what and who killed Mozart who died at the extremely young age of 35 in 1791
Well, just recently a study suggests that Mozart more than likely died from strep infection which was plaguing the region at the time of his death. Here’s more about the study. So, this could be a very happy birthday present to Salieri after all.
Here’s something from the movie Amadeus