Frida Kahlo

by follers on March 1, 2015

Birth Name: Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón

Date of Birth: July 6, 1907

Place of Birth: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Death: July 13, 1954

Place of Death: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico

*German (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter. She was married to artist Diego Rivera.

Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo (born Carl Wilhelm Kahlo), was German, born in Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg, to a Lutheran family. Frida’s mother, Matilde Calderón y González, was Mexican, born in Mexico City, to a Catholic family.

Various history books and other sources have stated that Frida’s father was Jewish (in the 2002 film Frida, the character of Frida’s father describes himself as a “German Jew”). It is not clear if Frida ever stated so herself. In any case, genealogical research of Frida’s family, published in 2006, showed that Frida’s father came from a Lutheran family, and was not of Jewish heritage.

Frida’s great-niece is musician and actress Dulce Maria.

Frida’s paternal grandparents were Johann Heinrich Jakob Kahlo and Rosina María Henriette Kauffman (the daughter of Karl Friedrich Kaufmann and Henriette Keller). Johann’s grandfather was Johann Sigismund Gabriel Kahlo. Frida’s great-grandmother Henriette was the daughter of Carl Keller and Maria Wagmueller.

Frida’s maternal grandparents were Antonio Calderón Sandoval (the son of Honorato Calderón and Dolores Sandoval) and Isabel González Garduño (the daughter of José María González and Gregoria Garduño).

Source: Genealogy of Frida Kahlo –

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