Bülow, Isolde von

(GERMANY)
BORN 10 Apr 1865, München - DIED 7 Feb 1919, Davos
REAL NAME Bülow, Isolde Ludowitz von
GRAVE LOCATION Starnberg-Söcking, Bayern: Friedhof, Friedhofstrasse (in the Breiteneichner family tomb (as Isolde Beidler))

Daughter of Richard Wagner and his mistress Cosima, who at the time was still married to conductor Hans Von Bülow. She married Franz Beidler, a promising conductor from Switzerland. They had a son, Franz junior.

After serious conflicts between the Wagners and the Beidlers Isolde went to court to claim rights to Wagner's estate because she was his eldest daughter. But after Cosima falsely declared that Von Bülow was her father she lost the case. Isolde never spoke to her mother again until her death in 1919 of malaria.

She was buried at the Waldfriedhof in Munich. In 1966 the grave was removed but she was reburried in Starnberg-Söcking. This was arranged by Elsa, the daughter of Franz Beidler's affair with his servant Walburga Rass. Elsa married the author Hans Breitenreicher.

Family
• Mother: Liszt, Cosima
• Father: Wagner, Richard
• Brother: Wagner, Siegfried
• Sister: Bülow, Eva von
• Sister: Bülow, Daniela von

Sources
• Blunt, Wilfrid, The Dream King, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1973
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Images

The grave of Isolder Beidler-von Bülow at the cemetery in Starnberg-Söcking.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2008)

 

The grave of Isolder Beidler-von Bülow at the cemetery in Starnberg-Söcking.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2008)

 


Bülow, Marie von

Published: 23 Feb 2014
Last update: 23 Feb 2014