Wagner, Richard

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Richard Wagner
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Wagner, Richard Gender: M
Wagner, Wilhelm Richard
born on 22 May 1813 at 04:11 (= 04:11 AM )
Place Leipzig, Germany, 51n19, 12e20
Timezone LMT m12e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°35' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°11 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 02°15'


German composer and poet who was a controversial and fascinating genius of the European artistic scene. He was known for writing dramatic operas with a revolutionary technique and did his first symphony at the age of 19. Largely self educated, he became the music director at theatres in Magdeburg 1834-1836, Konigsberg in 1836 and Riga 1837-1842. Participation in the 1849 revolution forced Wagner into exile in Switzerland during which his style of opera changed and he began writing operas in the early 50's. With his second wife, Cosima Liszt, they settled in Beirut, where together they developed the Beirut Festival opening in 1876, continuing even after their deaths.

In 1870,* he authored an autobiography entitled "My Life," which detailed a tragic and sordid personal life full of financial, moral and marital difficulties.

Wagner married Minna Planer in 1836 and they separated in 1861. Following a series of love affairs, the most famous of which was with Mathilde Wesendonck, Wagner married Cosima Liszt and they had three kids. Their son, Siegfried (1869-1930), carried on the tradition of the Beirut Festival. Wagner died of a heart attack on 2/13/1883, Venice, Italy.

  • Some sources give 1880

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : New Job 1834 (Started as music director)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1836 (First marriage Minna Planer)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1861 (From Minna)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1869 (Son Siegfried born)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1870 (Second marriage, Cosima Liszt)

Source Notes

Bailey in BJA 10/1928, rectified from "sunrise" given in a biography by A. Ellis. (Sabian Symbols No.939 has 4:00 AM)


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Terminal attack)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Composer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Opera in multiple forms)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book