Second Wife of Richard Wagner, Composer
1837 – 1930 A.D.
Cosima Wagner, the second wife of Richard Wagner. She was the daughter of Franz Liszt and the Countess d’Agoult, and in 1858 became the wife of Hans von Bülow, the pianist.
She separated from him in 1969 and the following year was married to Wagner. She brought to the great composer a rare character and gifts, and he found true happiness in her constant sympathy and companionship.
She penetrated into and assimilated Wagner’s ideals, and after his death in 1883 she continued the festivals as the leading spirit of Beyreuth and the keeper of her husband’s precious heritage to mankind.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.