Richter-Meyerbeer, Cornelie

BORN 4 Mar 1842, Berlin - DIED 19 Jul 1922, Berlin-Wannsee
BIRTH NAME Meyerbeer, Cornelie Agathe
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Alter St. Matthäus Friedhof, Grossgörschenstrasse 12 (Erb 230 K-oI/sI-)

Daughter of the famous composer Giacomo Meyerbeer. When she was sixteen years old she converted to Christianity. In 1866 she married the painter Gustav Richter, who was nineteen years her senior.

After her husband died in 1885 she lived at the Hohenzollernstrasse 12 at the Wannsee during the summers and at Under den Linden 78 (near the Pariser Platz) in Berlin during the winters. Her salon was frequented by many musicians until the First World War and she and Cosima Liszt were friends. She was very wealthy and in 1913 she posessed three million gold marks.

• Father: Meyerbeer, Giacomo
• Son: Richter, Hans
• Husband: Richter, Gustav (1866-1884, Wiesbaden, Hessen)

Related persons
• knew Kessler, Harry, Graf
• was a friend of Wagner, Cosima


The grave of Gustav Richter (the Younger) and Cornelie Richter-Meyerbeer at the Alter St. Matthäus Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2008)


Richthofen, Ferdinand von

Published: 20 Oct 2013
Last update: 12 Feb 2023