Mahler's mother: Marie Herrmann Mahler
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Famous composers' mothers
2. Mahler's mother: Marie Herrmann Mahler
Marie Herrmann was the daughter of a rich merchant and soap boiler and she married Bernhard Mahler – a man described as having a fiery temper – in 1857. In total the couple had 14 children – one of which was the young Gustav, in 1860 – but eight died in childhood.