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Richard Strauss: 15 facts about the great composer
Strauss married soprano Pauline de Ahna on 10 September 1894. She was famous for being difficult and eccentric, but the marriage was essentially happy and she was a great source of inspiration to him. She died just eight months after him in 1950.