Bülow, Eva von

BORN 17 Feb 1867, Tribschen (near Luzern) - DIED 26 May 1942, Bayreuth, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION Bayreuth, Bayern: Stadtfriedhof

Daughter of Richard Wagner and Cosima Liszt. Because her mother was still married to Hans von Bülow at the time of her birth her official name was Eva von Bülow. She married racial theorist Houston Stewart Chamberlian in 1908. He had wanted to marry her sister and she was forty.

They lived at Wahnfriedstrasse 1 in Bayreuth and the marriage remained childless. Eva deleted pages from Richard Wagner's notebook and kept it hidden for many years. Only a select number of biographers was allowed to see parts of this important source. She and her half sister Daniela protested when the costumes for Parsifal were renewed in the 1930s for the first time since the opera was first performed in 1882.

• Mother: Wagner, Cosima
• Father: Wagner, Richard
• Husband: Chamberlain, Houston Stewart (1908-1927, Bayreuth, Bayern)
• Sister: Bülow, Isolde von
• Brother: Wagner, Siegfried
• Sister: Bülow, Daniela von


The grave of Houston Stewart Chamberlain at the Stadtfriedhof in Bayreuth.
Picture by Androom (24 Jan 2006)


• Gutman, Robert, Richard Wagner, Der Mensch, sein Werk, seine Zeit, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, München, 1989

Bülow, Hans von

Published: 23 Feb 2014
Last update: 18 Jan 2022