Did Mozart have a mother?

Everyone has a mother, including musical prodigies.


Mozart's mother was Anna Maria Walburga Mozart. She had seven children, but only the composer Mozart and his sister, affectionately known as Nannerl, survived past infant-hood. It appears Mozart had a good relationship with his mother, whom he referred to as loving and friendly to all.

Mozart's career was very much driven by his father, and his mother was not a strong woman. When his father was too ill to travel and arrange his career and finances, Mozart's mother travelled with him, and this is when Mozart frittered away much of his money, making poor financial and personal choices. There is evidence to suggest that Mozart's obsession with his own interests caused him to overlook his mother's own illness, and his neglect led to her death.