Georg Trapp
Georg Trapp
Korvettenkapitän Georg Ludwig, Ritter von Trapp, known as Baron von Trapp, was an Austro-Hungarian Navy officer. His exploits at sea during World War I earned him numerous decorations, including the prestigious Military Order of Maria Theresa. The story of his family served as the inspiration for the musical The Sound of Music.
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'Sound of Music' still beautiful, still enchanting - The Spokesman Review (subscription)
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Dane Stokinger gives a commendable performance as the reserved Captain Georg von Trapp. His deep baritone rendition of “Edelweiss” is a calming lullaby, and he is able to draw humor from the character's notoriously contained personality
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The Hills come Alive with Tri-Valley Repertory's "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" - Examiner.com
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However, Cozart and Steve Rhyne as Captain Georg von Trapp did not have the chemistry fitting for this production. The magical or romantic spark for Maria & Georg just wasn't there. Lights by David Lam & sound by Scott Johnson were amazing,
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Sundance mountains are favorite in 'Sound of Music' - Deseret News
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Opposite Okoren is a puzzling portrayal of Georg von Trapp by Matt Dobson. His romantic interactions with Maria become a mere plot machination. In the secondary romance, Katie Harmon and Christian Johnston are completely charming
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'Music' is still in him - Boston Globe
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A. Probably Maria, in the sense that Georg von Trapp, the Captain, is actually very different than I am as a person. I tend to be much more outspoken, I wear my heart on my sleeve. I'm quite emotional; I'm not very reserved, as is Maria
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Climb Every Mountain - Boone Mountain Times
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Georg von Trapp, Roland Mullinix as Franz, Nyra Brannan as Frau Schmidt, Sarah Rutzen as Liesl, Brian Gay as Friedrich, Jessica Presnell as Louisa, Calvin Keener as Kurt, Laura Tutterow as Brigitta, Peyton Franklin as Marta, Bella Parent as Gretl,
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WITH THIS RING . . . | SOCIAL Q'S; Etiquette Adjustments
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Is it appropriate to ask longtime gay and lesbian couples if they plan to marry, now that they can? M. B., New York City News flash: Fear of commitment, heel dragging and love on the rocks are not exclusively heterosexual problems (or Neil Diamond songs, for that matter). So celebrating our gay and lesbian pals' right to marry in New York is one
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The Roxy Is Alive with “The Sound of Music” this Summer - Clarksville Online
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When postulant Maria Rainer (Kendall Anne Thompson) proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of widowed naval Captain Georg von Trapp (Bryan Benware)
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Lyceum review: Powerful voices, charming children fulfill promise of 'The ... - The Marshall Democrat-News
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Georg Von Trapp, played by Gary Lindemann, also offered a fine performance and brought an excellent voice to the part. The Mother Abbess and the captain are both authority figures from highly structured institutions, the church and the military,
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'Sound of Music' return to CCT stage inspired by film cast reunion - Chillicothe Gazette
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She is sent to serve as governess for the seven children of retired naval Captain Georg Von Trapp — a widowed father who chooses to treat his children as members of his crew rather than kids. Maria works her way into the hearts of the children and
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Hills come alive at 'The Sound of Music' photo shoot - Ventura County Star
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Georg von Trapp who ends up falling in love with him. The six youngest child actors, ages 6 to 14, are all from Ventura County and west Los Angeles County. They were chosen from almost 200 children who auditioned to be part of the musical,
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Pas toujours facile d'être un Von Trapp - Le Journal de Québec
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Le petit-fils du capitaine Georg Von Trapp, Sam, s'est pointé à Québec pour assister à la première de La mélodie du bonheur en version québécoise. Appartenir à la famille la plus célèbre de l'histoire du cinéma n'a pas toujours été une partie de
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L'auberge des von Trapp dans le Vermont: résolument autrichienne - Cyberpresse
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La famille comptait, au final, 10 enfants : les sept enfants du premier mariage du capitaine Georg von Trapp avec Agathe Withehead (les sept enfants du film), et les trois enfants issus du deuxième mariage, en 1927, entre le capitaine et Maria Augusta
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Cast selected for “The Sound of Music” - Paoli News-Republican Online
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The cast includes: Jessica Stewart playing Maria Rainer; Gary Spear, Captain Georg von Trapp; Diane Jendrek, Mother Abbess; Cassie Corp, Elsa Schraeder; Drew Stewart, Max Detweiler; Megan Guerra, Liesl von Trapp; Josh Pearson, Friedrich von Trapp;
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Le sauvetage et l'internement des rescapés du Léon Gambetta 27 avril - 30 mai 1915 - Revues.org
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Quelques minutes après minuit, le navire croisa la route du sous-marin autrichien U 5, commandé par le lieutenant de vaisseau Georg von Trapp. L'U 5 était parti de Cattaro le 24 avril ; l'équipage était composé du commandant, d'un deuxième officier et
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Jewel Box offers 'The Sound of Music' under the stars - NewsOK.com
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Georg von Trapp, Rob May offers an interpretation that is initially ideal, although he lacks a defined transition as he develops a loving relationship with his children through Maria's example. With a little tightening up in his timing, the character
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Bermudian Lana happy with role in 'Beginners' - Royal Gazette
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The actor is probably best known for his role as Captain Georg von Trapp in the family classic, 'The Sound of Music'. Noted Scottish actor Mr McGregor has appeared in such films as 'Trainspotting', 'Big Fish' and 'Star Wars' episodes II and III
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Georg Ludwig von Trapp
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1947
    Age 66
    In January 1947, Major General Harry J. Collins turned to the von Trapp family in the USA pleading for help for the Austrian people, having seen the residents of Salzburg suffer when he had arrived there with the famed 42nd Rainbow Division after World War II.
    More Details Hide Details The Trapp Family founded the Trapp Family Austrian Relief, Inc.
  • 1942
    Age 61
    They purchased a farm in 1942 and converted it into the Trapp Family Lodge.
    More Details Hide Details They built a home which they named Cor Unum (One Heart).
  • FIFTIES
  • 1936
    Age 55
    According to Maria von Trapp's memoirs, Captain von Trapp found himself in an awkward situation in 1936.
    More Details Hide Details He had been offered a prestigious commission in Germany's naval forces. Already anti-Nazi, he chanced to observe Adolf Hitler and other Nazi luminaries behaving crudely in a Munich restaurant, which sealed his decision to turn down the offer. Contrary to the plot of The Sound of Music, von Trapp was in no danger of being forced to join the Navy of the Third Reich as Austria was not yet under German control. The incident still drew the Trapps' attention to the growing political situation and they decided to leave Austria. In another separation of real life and drama, since the Captain had been born into what later became the Italian territory of Zara, the family were all Italian citizens as a result. Therefore, the family left Austria for Italy by train in broad daylight, rather than by hiking 300km over the mountains outside Salzburg to Switzerland in the middle of the night as in the The Sound of Music.
  • 1935
    Age 54
    In 1935, von Trapp's money, inherited from his first wife, was invested in a bank in England.
    More Details Hide Details At that time, however, Austria was under economic pressure from a hostile Germany, and Austrian banks were in a precarious position. To help a friend in the banking business, Auguste Caroline Lammer (1885–1937), von Trapp withdrew most of his money from London and deposited it in an Austrian bank; unfortunately, it failed, wiping out most of the family's fortune. As Maria further indicates in her book, von Trapp was thoroughly demoralized and depressed at this turn of events, but was unable to engage in other gainful activities, believing that it was beneath the dignity of the family to sing in public or otherwise work for a living. Prior to the loss of the family fortune, the family had engaged in singing as a hobby. Faced with an impossible situation of little or no money and a husband incapable of providing for her or for the family, Maria took charge and began to make arrangements for the family to sing at various events as a way of earning a livelihood. At about that time, a Catholic priest, Franz Wasner, around Maria's age, came to live with them and became the group's musical director. Maria also entrusted the priest with management of the family's finances as treasurer of the Trapp Family Austrian Relief fund.
  • FORTIES
  • 1927
    Age 46
    Von Trapp, 47, married Maria, 22, on November 26, 1927.
    More Details Hide Details They had three children: Rosmarie, born February 8, 1929, in Salzburg, Austria; Eleonore, born May 14, 1931, in Salzburg; and Johannes, born January 17, 1939, in Philadelphia, bringing the total number of von Trapp's children to ten.
  • 1926
    Age 45
    About 1926 Maria Franziska was recovering from an illness and was unable to attend school, so von Trapp hired Maria Augusta Kutschera, from the nearby Nonnberg Abbey, as a tutor.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1918
    Age 37
    He conducted ten more war patrols, until, in May 1918, he was promoted to Korvettenkapitän (equal to Lieutenant Commander) and given command of the submarine base in the Gulf of Kotor.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of World War I, von Trapp's wartime record stood at 19 war patrols; 11 cargo vessels totalling 45,669 tons sunk, plus the Léon Gambetta and Nereide and 1 cargo vessel captured. Among other honors, he received the Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Maria Theresa. The end of the First World War saw the defeat and collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the process, Austria was reduced in size to its German-speaking core – losing its seacoast – and had no further need for a navy, leaving von Trapp without a job. Von Trapp was first married to Agathe Whitehead, who was a niece of St John Brodrick, 1st Earl of Midleton and a granddaughter of Robert Whitehead, the inventor of the first modern torpedo. It was she who had christened the U-boat U-6, his first command.
  • 1915
    Age 34
    On October 14, 1915, he was transferred to the captured French submarine Curie, which the Austrian Navy redesignated U-14.
    More Details Hide Details While in command of U-14, he sank:
    On April 17, 1915, von Trapp took command of U-5 and conducted nine combat patrols.
    More Details Hide Details While in command of the U-5 he sank the following:- He captured: He is sometimes credited with sinking the Italian troop transport Principe Umberto, but in reality, this was sunk by U-5 under von Trapp's successor Friedrich Schlosser (1885–1959) on June 8, 1916, after von Trapp was transferred to the U-14.
    His brother, Werner von Trapp, died in World War I in 1915.
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  • 1913
    Age 32
    He commanded U-6 until 1913.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1910
    Age 29
    In 1910 he was given command of the newly-constructed U-6, which was christened by Agathe Whitehead, granddaughter of the Englishman Robert Whitehead, inventor of the torpedo.
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  • 1908
    Age 27
    He was fascinated by submarines, and in 1908 he seized the opportunity to be transferred to the newly-formed U-boot-Waffe.
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  • 1902
    Age 21
    In 1902 he passed the officer's examination.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1900
    Age 19
    In 1900 he was assigned to the armored cruiser Kaiserin und Königin Maria Theresia and was decorated for his performance during the Boxer Rebellion.
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  • 1894
    Age 13
    In 1894, von Trapp followed in his father's footsteps and entered the Austro-Hungarian Navy, entering the naval academy at Fiume (Rijeka).
    More Details Hide Details He graduated four years later and completed two years of follow-on training voyages including a trip to Australia.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1884
    Age 3
    August Ritter von Trapp died in 1884, when Georg was four.
    More Details Hide Details His mother was Hedwig Wepler. Von Trapp's older sister was the Austrian artist Hede von Trapp.
  • 1880
    Born
    Born on April 4, 1880.
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