Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón was born July 6th, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico, which was located on the outskirts of Mexico City. Frida was the 3rd daughter born out of 4 children. Her father was born in Pforzheim, Germany. He was the son of the painter and had a major influence on Frida’s artistic ability. Frida was close to her father for most of her life. Kahlo alleged that her father was of Jewish and Hungarian ancestry, but a book on Guillermo Kahlo (2005), stated that he was a descendent of a long line of German Lutherans. Upon moving to Mexico in 1891, Wilhelm Kahlo age 19, changed his German born-name, Wilhelm, to its Spanish counterpart, 'Guillermo'. Unlike Frida’s father, Frida’s mother, Matilde Calderon y Gonzalez, was of Spanish descent.
Frida had a very non-tradtional life. As the years of her childhood went on, peculiar things kept occurring. Kahlo was 3 years old, when the Mexican Revolution began in 1910. The Mexican Revolution had a profound influence on countless amounts of people especially Frida. While growing up, Kahlo would often hear guns firing in the streets of her hometown. Coyoacán then was terribly poor. In diary entries, Frida wrote about how her mother would gather Kahlo and her siblings and usher them into the house to avoid the dangers associated with the Revolution. As well, she also mentioned how men associated with the Revolution would spring into her backyard and at times, her mother would cook meals fo...
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