Clara Schumann was born Clara Josephine Wieck in Leipzig, Germany on September 13, 1816. She married famous pianist and composer Robert Schumann, and was reportedly good friends with 19th century classical music giant Johannes Brahms (how good? We'll probably never know.)
Clara Schumann is a quintessential example of someone who balanced a musical career and her family successfully, performing regularly as a concert pianist and even leaving behind some very good compositions for us to enjoy. While some people today ironically perceive music as a woman's pursuit, it has historically been frowned upon for a woman to perform publicly or play in an orchestra. It wasn't until 1912 that the Queen's Hall Orchestra in Britain set groundbreaking precedent by admitting four women. Only a few women in classical music have been remembered throughout history.
The Christian Science Monitor calls Clara Schumann "sassy." We'll roll with it.