Wagner, Johanna Rosina

BORN 10 Sep 1778, Weissenfels, Sachsen-Anhalt - DIED 9 Jan 1848, Leipzig, Sachsen
BIRTH NAME Pätz, Johanna Rosina
GRAVE LOCATION Leipzig, Sachsen: Alter Johannisfriedhof

Mother of the composer Richard Wagner. She was an illegitimate daughter of prince Friedrich Ferdinand Constantin, the brother of Grand Duke Karl August of Weimar.

In 1798 she married Friedrich Wagner. After her husband died in 1813 she married the painter and actor Ludwig Geyer in 1814. Richard Wagner was the ninth of her ten children and it's not clear if Wagner or Geyer was his father.

• Daughter: Marbach, Johanna Rosalie
• Son: Wagner, Richard


The grave of Johanna Wagner and Rosalie Marbach-Wagner at the Alter Johannisfriedhof, Leipzig.
Picture by Androom (08 Feb 2005)


Wagner, Otto

Published: 26 Dec 2008
Last update: 03 Jan 2022