Mozart, Nannerl

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Mozart, Nannerl Gender: F
Maria Anna Walburga Ignatia Mozart
born on 30 July 1751 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Salzburg, Austria, 47n48, 13e02
Timezone LMT m13e02 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°21' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 04°01 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 13°13'

Nannerl Mozart (as a child, 1763, portrait said to be by Lorenzoni)


Austrian musician, called Marianne and nicknamed "Nannerl", the older sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and daughter of Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart.

When she was seven years old, her father started teaching her to play the harpsichord. Leopold took her and Wolfgang on tours of many cities, such as Vienna and Paris, to showcase their talents. In the early days, she sometimes received top billing, and she was noted as an excellent harpsichord player and fortepianist.

However, given the views of her parents, prevalent in her society at the time, it became impossible as she grew older for her to continue her career any further. Wolfgang went on during the 1770s to many artistic triumphs while travelling in Italy with Leopold, but Marianne had to stay home in Salzburg with her mother. She likewise stayed home with Leopold when Wolfgang visited Paris and other cities (1777–1779) accompanied by his mother.

There is evidence that Marianne wrote musical compositions, as there are letters from Wolfgang praising her work, but the voluminous correspondence of her father never mentions any of her compositions, and none have survived.

Marianne married a magistrate, Johann Baptist Franz von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg (on 23 August 1783), and settled with him in St. Gilgen, a village in Austria about 29 km east of the Mozart family home in Salzburg. She bore three children: Leopold Alois Pantaleon (1785–1840), Jeanette (1789–1805) and Maria Babette (1790–1791).

Marianne's husband died in 1801. She returned to Salzburg, accompanied by her two living children and four stepchildren, and worked as a music teacher.

In her last years, Marianne's health declined, and she became blind in 1825. She died on 29 October 1829, at 78 years, in Salzburg.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Mozart (born 27 January 1756)


  • Relationship : Marriage 23 August 1783 (Johann Baptist Franz von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Mate 1801 (Johann Baptist Franz von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg)

Source Notes

Shelley Jordan wrote in January 2008 that she took the information from the baptismal register as cited in Deutsch, p.7 (see Leopold Mozart's entry for same source).The citation given is Maria Anna Walburga Ignatia - Nannerl Mozart

from the Baptismal Register, 30-31 July 1751

30. med. 12 noctu et 31. hora 4 pomeridiana renata

Salzburg, Austria

Deutsch p.7

30. med. 12 noctu et 31. hora 4 pomeridiana [renata]

Tricesimo [die] media decima [hora] noctu [nata est] et tricesimo primo [die] hora quarta pomeridiana renata. (Justin's Latin elaboration on the birth record - filling in the blanks - for anyone interested in Latin)

"[She was born] on the thirtieth in the middle of the 12 hour and one half at night; reborn on the thirty-first at the fourth hour pm."

My friend and Latin teacher Justin Mansfield translated this as 12:30 AM. It's uncertain whether it's 12:30 AM on the 30th or at night between the 30th and 31st. I suspect it's the 30th (see translation), since the record begins with "30", following a pattern in the other birth records in Deutsch, which begin with the date of the month. To be safe I refer to both charts. Baptized at the 4th hour of the afternoon on the 31st.

Sy Scholfield quotes from Mozarts Welt und Nachwelt by Claudia Maria Knispel and ‎Gernot Gruber (Laaber, 2009), p. 4: "1751 30. Juli: Mozarts Schwester Maria Anna, genannt »Nannerl« wird um Mitternacht auf den 31. Juli geboren. Sie ist das vierte und erste überlebende Kind des Ehepaares."

Translation: 1751 JULY 30: Mozart's sister Maria Anna, called "Nannerl" is born at midnight on 31 July. She is the fourth and first surviving child of the couple.

This therefore states a birth at midnight between 30 and 31 July.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Three borne plus four stepchildren)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Harpsichord player and fortepianist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher