10 sisters, who remained in the shadow of his talented and famous brothers
History does not always favor the sisters of famous historical figures. They usually stay in the shadow of his famous brothers, despite the fact that they often do not concede anything, and sometimes there are even more talented. And their life often ends in tragedy.
Maria Anna Mozart
Maria Anna Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus older sister, like his brother, was a musical genius. Music lessons gave her father, and in the 12 years she has performed very well the difficult music. Wolfgang also received an excellent education. For many years they gave to Mary joint concerts in Europe, gathering full houses.
When Mary was 18, she interrupted his musical career - so the father decided. Wolfgang always admired his talented sister, was particularly fond of him one of the songs composed by her, what is not mentioned once in his correspondence. Unfortunately, this work to the present day has not been preserved.
The life of Edgar Allan Poe was not easy, and the life of his younger sister, Rosalie can be called tragic. From childhood nurse comforted them with a gin and opium. After the death of parents whose children were in different foster homes, McKenzie and Allan. Rosalie behind in mental and physical development, perhaps the reason for it was alcohol and drugs, which taught her nanny.
Rosalie suffered from melancholy and depression, and my brother did not have enough time to deal with it. After the death of a foster mother, she was on the street. Edgar's brother by the time he died. Fully depressed and broken life, Rosalie died at the shelter.
The sisters Wilde
Emily and Mary are half-sisters of Oscar Wilde. Did he know of their existence or not - is unknown. They were illegitimate children of Oscar's father, a respected surgeon, who preferred to remain silent about their existence. In 1871, when Emily was 24 years old and Mary was 22, he sent them to live with relatives in Ireland.
In their honor, the ball was held, during which Emily from the fireplace dress caught fire. Clothing Mary, who tried to extinguish the fire also broke out. Mary from his injuries died in a few days, but Emily suffered for three weeks. Their father in this case tried to make the story of the sisters has not received wide publicity.
One of the two sisters Erhard - known novelist and aviator Amelia - disappeared without a trace during the flight. Her sister Muriel was also known as a social activist, writer, winner. Most of her life she lived in Medford, MA, teaching English in high school.
She was a social activist, a member of several committees and organizations and willingly helped other teachers. In 1979 she was awarded the title of "resident of Medford year," she noted her poetry awards. Muriel wrote several educational articles, a biography of her husband and the life story of Amelia's sister. She died in her sleep at the age of 98 in 1998.
At Orville and Wilbur Wright - the founding fathers of world aviation - not only had a sister, but she even flew with them. After receiving a bachelor's degree and working as a teacher, she also helped her brothers in their commercial affairs. Katrina has inspired their brethren in the new experiments, the media watched, finding them sponsors and investors and provide scientific information.
When the plane of one of the brothers crashed passenger was killed and his brother had been seriously wounded, she took care of him and helped to get out of his hospital bed. The French government awarded the Order of the Legion of Honor Catherine. At age 50 she married an old friend, but three years later died of pneumonia fleeting.
The eldest of the three sisters Braun, Ilse, worked as registrar of the Jewish doctor and was far from the Nazi views, when her sister Eva closely acquainted with Hitler. After the adoption of the Nuremberg racial laws, Ilse had to leave work for their own safety, but Eve's offer to arrange her personal physician to Hitler, she did not agree.
Nevertheless, meeting with Hitler for Ilse was inevitable. And when it happened, he did not make the proper impression on her, especially struck his hands - is too white and feminine. Ilse later became a successful journalist in one of the right-wing newspapers. She died in 1979 in Munich from cancer.
Adolf Hitler had one sister, Paula. As battered as a child by his father, Hitler himself often raised his hand to his sister. Paula herself, however, consider these beatings useful for your education. It turned out that she was engaged to a famous Nazi destroy the gas chambers 4, 000, Erwin Dzhekeliusom. Unlike Eve's sister - Ilse Paula supported the Nazi movement. After the war, she lived under an assumed name at Berchtesgaden and died in 1960.
Wilhelmina Van Gogh
A little known that the younger sister of the artist Vincent van Gogh, Wilhelmina, spent ten-in a lunatic asylum. After the death of his two brothers, Wilhelmina went to work at the hospital. She was one of the first feminists and helped in raising money for the opening of the Dutch national bureau of work for women.
Wilhelmina suddenly disappeared for a long time. And in 1902, she was taken to a psychiatric hospital with a diagnosis of dementia (dementia) at the age of 40 years. There, she spent 40 years. What happened to her between her work at the hospital and placed in a psychiatric hospital, and whether she was really mad, is unlikely to be ever known.
Nanda, the Buddha's half-sister, belonged to the royal family and grew very educated and beautiful. Many members of her family, following the teachings of the Buddha, went to wander around the world in order to achieve enlightenment. And Nanda, following their example, also came. But her thoughts were focused only on maintaining their own beauty.
The Buddha once called her to him and, knowing her passion for physical beauty, aroused in her imagination a picture of the transformation of a beautiful young woman in an old woman than Nanda shaken to the core. Since then, she began to aggressively engage in the practice of meditation, reflecting on the impermanence of the body and uncleanness, to achieve enlightenment.
Ama Jetsun Pema
Jetsun - the younger sister of the Dalai Lama XIV. Hoping to continue working with her brother, she went to study in a secretarial college in London. But the surrounding environment is not helped Catholic studies in Buddhism, and she chose to study English and French. But fate has prepared for Jetsun a very different role.
In 1959, the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, was forced to flee from the Chinese in India. Thousands of Tibetan children becoming orphans, too, we went to India. Dalai Lama founded for them Tibetan children's village, and look after the children became Jetsun Pema, affectionately called "Mother of Tibet". It was only in '73 Jetsun finally begins to study Buddhism.