Martina von Trapp

Martina von Trapp

Austrian-american Singer
Born Feb 17, 1921

Martina von Trapp was a member of the Trapp Family Singers and was the seventh child of Georg Ludwig von Trapp and his first wife, Agathe Whitehead. She was a member of the Trapp Family Singers, whose lives were the inspiration for the play and movie The Sound of Music. She was portrayed as the character "Gretl".… Read More

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1921 Birth Born on February 17, 1921.
1926 5 Years Old In 1926, her older sister Maria Franziska became ill and was unable to attend school. … Read More


1948 27 Years Old She became a naturalized United States citizen in 1948. The family left Austria in the summer of 1938 after they declined an invitation to sing for Hitler at his birthday celebration at Berchtesgaden, Germany. … Read More
1949 28 Years Old von Trapp married the French-Canadian Jean Dupiere in 1949.
1950 29 Years Old Although she enjoyed touring with the Trapp Family Singers, she remained home for the 1950–1951 tour as she was expecting her first child.


1951 30 Years Old While the family was touring the western United States in the winter of 1951, she gave birth to a stillborn daughter (Notburga) and died the same day from complications of the Caesarean section she had undergone. … Read More
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