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- Agnes Bernauer was the mistress and perhaps also the first wife of Albert, later Albert III, Duke of Bavaria. Because his father, Ernest, ruling Duke of Bavaria at the time, considered this liaison with a commoner unbefitting his son's social standing, he clashed with his son over the matter and finally arranged to have Agnes condemned for witchcraft and drowned in the Danube in 1435. Her life and death have been depicted in numerous literary works, the most well known being Friedrich Hebbel's tragedy of the same name and the folk musical Die Bernauerin by the composer Carl Orff.
- Agnes Bernauer a.k.a. Agnes Bernelle was an actress and singer, long-based in the UK for much of her career, although she later settled in Ireland. Her family had fled Berlin in 1936. She appeared in over 20 films and also made stage and television appearances.
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by Christopher John Murray
The tragedy Agnes Bernauer of 1855 treats an actual event from fifteenth-century ...
by Thomas Debener, Serge Gudin
NRS Victoria Agnes Bernauer® See KORnauer 'Agnes De Puy' HT, dp, 1930; ...
A dictionary of the drama (1904)
a guide to the plays, playwrights, players, and playhouses of the United Kingdom and America, from the earliest times to the present. vol. 1. A-G. by William Davenport Adams
Agnes Bernauer. A play in two acts, adapted from the German by T. J. Serle (q.v.), and first performed at Covent Garden in 1838-9. See Tournament, The. Agnes de Castro. A tragedy by Mrs. Catherine Trotter (afterwards Cock- burn, q.v.), ...
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