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Georg von Trapp cause of death

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Georg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp was an officer in the Austro-Hungarian Navy who later became the patriarch of the Trapp Family Singers.

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Georg Ritter von Trapp was born on April 4th, 1880, in Zara (now Zadar), Croatia, then still part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. His father was a navy captain. He wanted to embark on a navy career as well and attended the Royal Naval Academy in Fiume (now Rijeka).


On November 26th, 1927 he married Maria Kutschera, who was the governess for the captain’s children before.

In 1938, Austria was annexed to Adolf Hitler’s German Empire and Captain Trapp was offered a high position in its navy. “I have sworn my oath of loyalty to only one Emperor” was his answer he rejected. In 1947 Georg von Trapped passed away at Trapp’s new home in Stowe, Vermont (USA) at 4:30 am from lung cancer.

After the war, Austria no longer had a coast and did not need a navy, Captain Trapp not only lost his post, but also his wife.




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