Did Salieri Kill Mozart?

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Did Salieri kill Mozart?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at 1 a.m. on 5th December 1791 at the age of 35. For the past two hundred years, Mozart’s death has been shrouded in mystery. The cause of Mozart's death cannot be known with certainty. The official record say that he died of Rheumatic fever, he is known to have had three or even four attacks of it since his childhood, and this disease has a tendency to recur, with increasingly serious consequences each time, such as rampant infection and damage to the heart valves. A 2009 paper suggested that Mozart may have died from acute nephritic syndrome arising from a streptococcus infection. And some people believe that his competitor, Antonio Salieri murdered him. Others say he was tired of his work. And some believe he died from sickness. It has been recognized that Mozart suffered from various illnesses, maybe which drove him to death. But some researchers have concluded that physical and mental tiredness affected Mozart, and contributed to his early death. These researchers say that did more work and play into one year than most people did in ten years. Researched also has been said that Mozart had an unusual mental and physical lifestyle, and that he was a child who never grew up. Physically, he had childlike energy levels. During sickness, Mozart continued to compose, give performances, travel, teach, and maintain a lively social life. I believe that his grueling schedule led to exhaustion, which, along with his illness, finally led to his death. Antonio Salieri was the court composer in Austria. Shortly after Mozart’s death, gossip spread that in great jealousy, he murdered Mozart. Even though there was no real reason for Antonio Salieri to kill Mozart, people soon invented one. For example, the famous Russian writer, Aleksandr Pushkin wrote a one-act play entitled Mozart and Salieri. In this play, Pushkin suggested that Salieri was overwrought with jealousy...
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