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Agathe Whitehead

Birthplace: Fiume, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Rijeka, Općina Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia
Death: September 03, 1922 (31) (pneumonia following scarlet fever)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Whitehead and Gräfin Agathe Whitehead, Countess
Wife of Georg Johannes Ludwig Ritter von Trapp
Mother of Rupert Georg Ritter von Trapp; Agathe Johanna Erwina Gobertina von Trapp; Maria Agatha von Trapp; Werner Ritter von Trapp; Hedwig von Trapp and 9 others
Sister of John Whitehead; Frank Whitehead; Robert Whitehead, Jr.; Maria Agata Carolina Malfatti and Joan Whitehead

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About Agathe Whitehead

Agathe Whitehead was the first wife of Georg Johannes Ludwig von Trapp. She was a niece of St John Brodrick, 1st Earl of Midleton (he was her aunt Hilda's brother) and a granddaughter of Robert Whitehead, who invented the modern torpedo. Agathe christened his first command, the U-boat U-6.

Agathe's inherited wealth sustained the couple and permitted them to start a family. Their first child, Rupert, was born on November 1, 1911, at Pola. The family lived at Pina Budicina 11. The marriage produced six more children: Agathe, also born at Pola; Maria Franziska; Werner; Hedwig; and Johanna; all born at Zell am See at the family home—the Erlhof—and Martina, born at Klosterneuburg at the family home, the Martinsschlössel.

On September 3, 1922, Baroness von Trapp died of scarlet fever contracted from her daughter Agathe. The family purchased a villa in Aigen, a suburb of Salzburg, and moved in 1924

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Agathe Whitehead's Timeline

June 14, 1891
Fiume, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Rijeka, Općina Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia
November 1, 1911
Pula, Istria, Croatia
March 12, 1913
Pula, Općina Pula, Istria County, Croatia
September 28, 1914
Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria
December 21, 1915
Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria
July 28, 1917
Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria
September 7, 1919
Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria
February 17, 1921
Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria, Austria
September 3, 1922
Age 31