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Alexander Wheelock Thayer
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1817
South Natick
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1897
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Parents: Alexander and Susanna (Bigelow) Thayer.

He was an American writer, the biographer of Ludwig van Beethoven. His work comprised a three volume set.

He graduated from Harvard University in 1843 (A.B.) and Harvard University's Law School in 1848 (LL.B).

In 1862, aided by Senator Charles Sumner, a fellow Harvard alumnus, Thayer began a diplomatic career, joining the American legation in Vienna while continuing work on his magnum opus. In 1865 he became U.S. consul in Trieste, where he served until 1882 and spent the rest of his life, filling his home with Beethoven memorabilia and participating enthusiastically in the musical and social activities of his adopted city.

The writing, translating, and publishing of his great work proved a long, complex undertaking.

At the time of his death in the city of Trieste, it was in Austria but now a part of Italy.
Evangelical Cemetery
Provincia di Trieste
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Plot: Lower level
Created by: Marc Thayer, III
Record added: Feb 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47839931
Alexander Wheelock Thayer
Added by: Marc Thayer, III
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 Added: Feb. 9, 2010

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