Georg von Trapp

1880 - 1947

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Georg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp (4 April 1880 – 30 May 1947) was an officer in the Austro-Hungarian Navy who later became the patriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. Trapp was the most successful Austro-Hungarian submarine commander of World War I, sinking 11 Allied merchant ships totaling 47,653 GRT and 2 Allied warships displacing a total of 12,641 tons. His first wife Agathe Whitehead died of scarlet fever in 1922, leaving behind seven children. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg von Trapp has received more than 2,988,315 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Georg von Trapp is the 1,017th most popular military personnel (down from 755th in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Croatia (down from 82nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Croatian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Georg von Trapp ranks 1,017 out of 1,466Before him are Charles-Denis Bourbaki, Davit Bek, Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan, Leosthenes, Dimitrios Ioannidis, and James Jesus Angleton. After him are Anton Haus, Claude Auchinleck, René Schneider, Adolphe Pégoud, Drogo of Hauteville, and Milivoj Ašner.

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Among people born in 1880, Georg von Trapp ranks 92Before him are Adrian Carton de Wiart, Johannes Aavik, Christabel Pankhurst, Walter Hohmann, Louis Charles Breguet, and Waldemar Bonsels. After him are Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, Zequinha de Abreu, B. C. Forbes, Frigyes Riesz, Fritz Bleyl, and Mihail Sadoveanu. Among people deceased in 1947, Georg von Trapp ranks 92Before him are Carl Hilpert, Lucjan Żeligowski, Harukichi Hyakutake, Ludwig Kübler, Ferdinand Zecca, and Sándor Garbai. After him are Francesc Cambó, Petar Živković, Ricarda Huch, Aleksandër Stavre Drenova, Franz Joseph Emil Fischer, and Tristan Bernard.

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Among people born in Croatia, Georg von Trapp ranks 121 out of 518Before him are Herman of Carinthia (1100), Marco Antonio de Dominis (1560), George Martinuzzi (1482), Jakov Gotovac (1895), Marko Krizin (1589), and Sergio Endrigo (1933). After him are Vice Vukov (1936), Milivoj Ašner (1913), Archduke Leo Karl of Austria (1893), Lovro von Matačić (1899), Petar Preradović (1818), and Robert Ludvigovich Bartini (1897).


Among military personnels born in Croatia, Georg von Trapp ranks 6Before him are Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (-63), Svetozar Boroević (1856), Omar Pasha (1806), Ante Gotovina (1955), and Janko Bobetko (1919). After him are Milivoj Ašner (1913) and Archduke Leo Karl of Austria (1893).