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Agnes Bernauer


  1. 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.
    • also known as Бернауэр, Агнес
    • born in (606 years ago)
    • Marriage with Albert III, Duke of Bavaria between and (3 years)
    • died on (580 years ago) of drowning
  2. 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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Google previewEncyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850 (2013)

by Christopher John Murray

The tragedy Agnes Bernauer of 1855 treats an actual event from fifteenth-century ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rose Science (2003)

by Thomas Debener, Serge Gudin

NRS Victoria Agnes Bernauer® See KORnauer 'Agnes De Puy' HT, dp, 1930; ...

Google previewA 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.), ...

Google previewAn Universal Biographical and Historical Dictionary (1800)

Containing a Faithful Account of the Lives, Actions, and Characters of the Most Eminent Persons of All Ages and All Countries ... by John Watkins

THE TOURNAMENT, a Tragedy; Imitated from the celebrated German Drama, entitled AGNES BERNAUER, which was written by a Nobleman of high rank, and founded on a Fact that occurred in Bavaria about the Year 1435. Price 2s.

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

Agnes Bernauer (1855), and Die yibelungen (1862), all of which show dramatic instinct, powerful character- drawing, and an intensity of passion that is sometimes extravagant and sometimes uncouth or ...

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