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Georg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp


Georg Ludwig von Trapp (April 4, 1880 – May 30, 1947)

 

Georg Ludwig von Trapp (April 4, 1880 – May 30, 1947) was an Austro-Hungarian Navy officer. His exploits at sea during the World War I earned him numerous decorations, including the prestigious Military Order of Maria Theresa. Later, von Trapp headed the singing family portrayed in the heavily-fictionalized musical The Sound of Music.


Georg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp was born in Zadar, Dalmatia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now in Croatia. In 1894, von Trapp followed in his father´s footsteps and entered the Austro-Hungarian Navy, entering the naval academy at Rijeka (Fiume).