Photo Gallery: The Mad Genius 04/12/2013
 Here, Wagner is pictured with his second wife Cosima, the daughter of...
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Here, Wagner is pictured with his second wife Cosima, the daughter of Austrian-Hungarian composer Franz Liszt. Cosima was just one symbol of the many contradictions in Wagner's life. She was the wife of a director who often worked with Wagner. After fathering a child with Cosima, Wagner eventually issued a public aplogy and married her.