German composer of the powerful Ride of the Valkyries.
Although not the most talented musician, he was able to write plays at an early age.
He worked best in epic operas, like The Ring Cycle and Parsifal.
He got married to Christine Wilhelmine Minna Planer on November 24, 1836, and later to Cosima Liszt on August 25, 1870.
He was inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven.