Maria von Trapp born on 26 January 1905 on a train heading from her parents’ village in Tyrol to a hospital in Vienna, Austria ,was the stepmother and matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. Her story and that of her family’s escape from the Nazis after the Anschluss served as inspiration for the musical The Sound of Music.Maria and Georg were married on 26 November 1927.
The musical movie based on the Von Trapp family, The Sound of Music, is based around Baroness Maria Augusta von Trapp, she was a stepmother and matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. The story tells of her story and that of her family’s escape from the Nazis after the Anschluss.
Her book, which was called The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, it was a best seller when it was published in 1949. It was also made into some very successful German/ Austrian movies, titled, The Trapp Family made in 1956, and The Trapp Family in America made in 1958.