Rupert von Trapp

Rupert von Trapp

Austrian-american Singer
Born Nov 1, 1911

Rupert Georg von Trapp was a member of the Trapp Family Singers, whose lives were the inspiration for the play and film The Sound of Music. He was portrayed as the character "Friedrich".

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His parents married either in January 1911 or January 1912. … Read More
1922 10 Years Old In 1922, von Trapp's mother died of scarlet fever and was buried in Klosterneuburg. … Read More


1925 13 Years Old In 1925, the von Trapp family moved to Salzburg-Aigen. … Read More
1927 15 Years Old In 1927, his father, Georg Ludwig von Trapp, married Maria Augusta Kutschera, the teacher of von Trapp's sisters Maria Franziska and Johanna. … Read More


1938 26 Years Old In 1938 he had a possibility of a job in Vienna but refused because the job was being taken away from a Jewish doctor by the Nazis. … Read More


1942 30 Years Old He went on tour with his siblings and his stepmother, and entered the army, together with Werner in 1942. … Read More
1947 35 Years Old In 1947 he married Henriette Lajoie, with whom he later had six children, and left the family chorus. … Read More
1948 36 Years Old Von Trapp became a naturalized United States citizen in 1948.


1980 68 Years Old For a period of time circa 1980, he practiced medicine in Hadley, Massachusetts.
1992 80 Years Old Von Trapp died in 1992 at the age of 80 and was buried at the Lodge in Vermont, next to his father, his stepmother, and his siblings: Werner, Hedwig, and Martina.
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