Rupert Von Trapp

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World Music Singer
Date of Birth November 1, 1911
Place of Birth Croatia
Date of Death Feb 22, 1992 (80)
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Rupert von Trapp

Rupert Georg von Trapp, M.D. was the firstborn child and eldest son of Georg von Trapp and his first wife, Agatha Whitehead von Trapp. He 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.

Born: Nov 1, 1911, Pola, Istria, Austria-Hungary (present-day Pula, Croatia)
Died: Feb 22, 1992, Stowe, Vermont, U.S.
Alma mater: University of Vermont (1947)
Occupation: Singer, Family Practitioner
Spouse(s): Henriette Lajoie, Janice Tyre
Children: 6
Parent(s): Georg von Trapp, Agathe Whitehead

About Rupert Von Trapp

Singer known for being the eldest sibling in the famed family band The Trapp Family Singers. His family served as the inspiration for the influential musical The Sound of Music.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Vermont and officially became a U.S. citizen in 1948.


He served in the 10th Mountain Division in the Italian Army in his 20's.

Family Life

He was the youngest of six children born to Georg and Agathe von Trapp.


He was portrayed by actor Nicholas Hammond in the 1965 film version of "The Sound of Music".

Information related to Rupert von Trapp

  • Trapp family
  • Austrian nobility
  • Austrian Roman Catholics
  • Austrian emigrants to the United States
  • University of Vermont alumni
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