Martha Bernays

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Martha Freud (Bernays)

Birthplace: Wandsbeck, Hamburg, Germany
Death: Died in London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Berman Beerman Bernays and Emmeline Egla Bernays (Philipp)
Wife of Sigmund Freud
Mother of Mathilde Freud; Jean-Martin Freud; Oliver Freud; Ernst Ludwig Freud; Sophie Freud and 1 other
Sister of Isaac Bernays; Eli Bernays; Minna Bernays; Fabian Bernays; Sara Bernays and 1 other

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About Martha Bernays

aus einer angesehenen Hamburger Rabbiner- und Gelehrtenfamilie kommend und jüdisch-orthodox aufgewachsen

Martha Bernays - From Wikipedia.

Martha Freud (born Martha Bernays) (26 July, 1861, in Hamburg – 2 November, 1951, in London) was the wife of Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Bernays was the second daughter of Emmeline and Berman Bernays. Her paternal grandfather Isaac Bernays was a Chief Rabbi of Hamburg. Sigmund Freud and Bernays met in April 1882, and after a four year engagement (1882-1886), they got married on 14 September 1886 in Hamburg.

Freud and Bernays’s love letters sent during the engagement years, according to Freud's official biographer Ernest Jones, who read all the letters "would be a not unworthy contribution to the great love literature of the world." Freud and Bernays had six children: Mathilde (b. 1887), Jean-Martin (b. 1889), Oliver (b. 1891), Ernst (b. 1892), Sophie (b. 1893), and Anna (b. 1895). Bernays’s younger sister, Minna Bernays, is known to be one of Sigmund’s important intellectual companions.

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Martha Bernays's Timeline

July 26, 1861
Wandsbeck, Hamburg, Germany
October 16, 1887
Age 26
Vienna, Austria
December 7, 1889
Age 28
Vienna, Austria
January 19, 1891
Age 29
Vienna, Wien, Wien
April 6, 1892
Age 30
Vienna, Wien, Austria
April 12, 1893
Age 31
December 3, 1895
Age 34
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
November 2, 1951
Age 90
London, Greater London, United Kingdom