I'm reminded of the questionable paternity surrounding the famous composer Richard Wagner. Although he was not a posthumous child, he was only six months old when his purported father, Carl Friedrich, died. Shortly afterward, his mother remarried with her husband's friend, Ludwig Geyer, who very likely was her lover even before she became a widow.
Given the circumstances, Richard was led to believe that his mother's second husband was, in fact, his biological father, even though he was nominally the youngest child of her first husband. Indeed, until the age of 14, he was actually known as Wilhelm Richard Geyer.
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