Joseph Haydn was probably the most headless Viennese of all time. No, the composing genius did not lose his head during his lifetime, but it did afterwards. At his simple burial in Meidling in 1809, everything was still where it should be. Due to Franz Joseph Gall’s popular skull theory at the time, however, the heads of geniuses were in great demand, so that he lost them postmortem. Only in 1954 did his skull return to his body after a long odyssey.