Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria
To Mantua in Chains (The Song of Andreas Hofer)
Zu Mantua in Banden (Andreas Hofer Lied)
Julius Mosen Geb. 1803
Dichter aus dem Vogtland
Komponist aus dem Zillertaler
Rainer Kreis, die Schöpper des
Andreas Hofer liedes,
Emmerich Kedle Fec.
To Mantua in Chains
Julius Mosen, Born in 1803
Poet from the Vogtland
Composer from the Zillertal
Rainer Kreis, the creator of the
The Song of Andreas Hofer
Our national anthem.
Emmerich Kedle Fec.
Location. 47° 16.11′ N, 11° 23.56′ E. Marker is in Innsbruck, Tyrol. Marker is on Herzog-Friedrich-Straße, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 8, Innsbruck, Tyrol 6020, Austria.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andreas Hofer (here, next to this marker); The Speech (a few steps from this marker); Goethe Stayed Here (a few steps from this marker); "Golden Eagle" (a few steps from this marker); Old Government Building (a few steps from this marker); Jakob Hutter Hölblinghaus (within shouting distance of this marker); The Golden Roof and New Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Innsbruck.
More about this marker. The song To Mantua in Chains (today the anthem of the State of Tyrol) tells the story of Andreas Hofer's tragic fate and execution. - Wikipedia
Also see . . . Andreas Hofer. NNDB.com's biography (in English) of Andreas Hofer. On his capture and execution: ...His hiding place was betrayed by one of his neighbors, named Josef Raffl, and on the 27th of January 1810 he was captured by Italian troops and sent in chains to Mantua. There he was tried by court-martial, and on the 20th of February was shot, twenty-four hours after his condemnation. This act, which was believed to be due to Napoleon's direct orders, caused an immense sensation throughout Germany and did much to inflame popular sentiment against the French. At the court of Austria, too, which was accused of having cynically sacrificed the hero, it produced a painful impression, and Metternich, when he visited Paris on the occasion of the marriage of the archduchess Marie Louise to Napoleon, was charged to remonstrate with the emperor. Napoleon expressed his regret, stating that the execution had been carried out against his wishes, having been hurried on by the zeal of his generals.... (Submitted on August 28, 2013.)
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