Sharing insights from notable legacies

The real von Trapp family's story inspired the play and movie, The Sound of Music

Széchenyi was a respected national statesman and today is known as “the Greatest Hungarian”

Croatian & Hungarian 

Poets And Heros

Engineer, Robert Whitehead

Medical Thilenius Family

Photo: Courtesy of Whitehead family

Artistic Nahl Family


Prince Ferenc II Rákóczy


Agathe's grandfather, Robert Whitehead, was a British engineering and inventor of the torpedo

Photo:  © 21st Century Fox

Dr. Thilenius came from a long line of medical doctors and founded the family branch specializing in Balneology (study of medical springs)

17th to 19th century Swiss and Duchy of Hesse (today Germany) family of artists

One of the world's most beloved, enduring, and popular musicals of all times

17th & 18th century Hungarian independence freedom-fighter against the Habsburg Empire

Descendant of Robert Whitehead, British engineer and inventor of the torpedo


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Parents to the von Trapp children portrayed in the play and movie, The Sound of music


Princess Illona Zrinyi​

Musicians, von Trapp Children


Photo: Courtesy of von Trapp family

Johanna II directly descends from multiple historic legacies. She is a granddaughter of Baron Captain Georg von Trapp, World War I Austro-Hungarian naval hero and father of the von Trapp children—whose family's life story inspired the world-renowned musical, The Sound of Music—and his first wife Agathe Gobertina Whitehead, granddaughter of British engineer Robert Whitehead, inventor of the torpedo. Johanna II is a daughter of Johanna von Trapp of the Trapp Family Choir and Trapp Family Singers, later portrayed as the second youngest von Trapp child, 'Marta', in the play and movie. Her ancestors also are Hungarian & Croatian dynasties and national-heroes: Esterházy, Erdödy, Pálffy, Széchenyi, Rákóczy, Zrínyi, and Frangepán.

Photo: © Georg & Agathe Foundation

Politician & Philanthropist,
​Count Istvan Széchenyi

Johanna II von Trapp

Celebrity Legacy

von Trapp

the movie, the Sound of Music

Naval Heritage, Georg & Agathe

von Trapp

17th & 18th century Croatian-Hungarian freedom-fighter remembered today as a national heroine ​

17th century historical figures remembered for their efforts toward Croatian and Hungarian independence from the Habsburg Empire