He had a great sense of humor, evident in his love of jokes that often appear in his music, and had many friends.
Like Mozart, Haydn was also a mason. It was short, was not handsome, and like many others at the time, survived smallpox so his face was pitted with scars of this disease.
His biographer Dies wrote: “I could not understand how they could love him so many beautiful women in his life”.
In England he composed some of his best known works such as London symphonies (including the Surprise Symphony, the Military Symphony, the Symphony Strengthen tom and Symphony London), Reiter Quartet or the Gypsy Rondo for piano trio.
His string quartet in C , ‘Emperor’ was chosen as Das Deutschlandlied (La canción de Alemania).