Richard Wagner

Great composer, but possibly a Nazi...

Early Life for Richard

He was born in Leipzig, Germany. Although he is very famous and skilled, others didn't think so when he was in school. His teacher commented that his piano playing skills were, "Torturing the piano." When he was 11, he wrote his first drama, and worked for himself.

Association with Nazis

Although Wagner may be connected to the Nazis and Hitler in some ways, he was not a Nazi. Hitler chose some of Wagner's work due to it being "anti-semitic". Wagner lived in the 1800's, which was before Hitler even came to power.

When was he alive?

He was alive from May 22, 1813, and died on February 13, 1883