Ludwig Wittgenstein

(1889 - 1951)

Resolving to live a simple life, Ludwig Wittgenstein gave away his inherited wealth in 1919 and spent six years teaching elementary students in the mountains of rural Austria. After hours, the philosopher slept in the school kitchen. In a 1912 letter to philosopher Bertrand Russell, Wittgenstein called Mozart and Beethoven “the actual sons of god.”

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