Pusinelli, Anton

PHYSICIAN (GERMANY)
BORN 10 Jan 1815, Dresden - DIED 31 Mar 1878, Dresden
REAL NAME Pusinelli, Karl Franz Anton
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden: Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Friedrichstrasse

Anton Pusinelli was a pediatrician to the Saxon court in Dresden, but he is known as the lifelong friend of Richard Wagner. Pusinelli financially supported Wagner over and over again and in total lent him 5.000 Taler that were never returned to him.

Together with his wife he stood by Minna Wagner during the last years of her life. In 1876 he was present at the first Bayreuther Festspiele. At his deathbed his thoughts were still with Wagner, who died five years after him.

Related persons
• was a friend of Wagner, Richard

Sources
• Schlechte, Gudrun, Der Alte Katholische Friedhof in der Friedrichstadt zu Dresden, Hille, Dresden, 2004

Images

The grave of Anton Pusinelli at the Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2005)

 


Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre

Published: 1 Aug 2008
Last update: 1 Aug 2008