Joannes Chrisostomus Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart was born January 27, 1756 in his family’s third-floor apartment at 9 Getreidegasse, to Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl Mozart in the city of Salzburg, which is now Austria. At the time, Salzburg was part of the Holy Roman Empire. Mozart was baptized the day after his birth, January 28, 1756 at St. Rupert 's Cathedral. Mozart had six siblings and the only sibling who survived after birth was his older sister, Maria Anna, who had the nickname Nannerl.
Wolfgang was his grandfather’s name. Gottlieb, his godfather’s surname, was later translated into Amadeus. Mozart confirmed that he would be called Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
His father, Leopold Mozart was a German who was a violinist at the prince-archbishop’s court, as well as a musician, conductor, composer, and teacher. In the year of Wolfgang’s birth he published what became a standard book on the technique of playing the violin and the following year he was appointed court composer. His mother Anna Maria, was very supportive of Mozart’s father. Mozart was Leopold and Anna’s last child.
Leopold was very big on making sure his two children succeed. He wanted to develop their talents to a high maximum, to make money and raise his social status, because he gave up on his own composing. Although Leopold pushed the children to do best for his social status, Leopold saw it as his role as a father to the children. Leopold’s wife, agreed on all of his actions towards Mozart and Maria Anna.