Mendelssohn's wife, Cécile
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Mendelssohn: 15 facts about the great composer
12. Mendelssohn's wife, Cécile
Mendelssohn’s stable family upbringing no doubt contributed to his own very happy marriage in 1837 which gave him five children. His wife was Cécile Charlotte Sophie Jeanrenaud, the daughter of a French clergyman. Cécile died in September 1853, less than six years after her husband.