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karolvs
Monday, November 21st, 2011, 12:32 AM
I was thinking about great historic Germanic peoples and wondered....what are my fellow Skadi members foavorite Germanic Heroes? From Otto to Karolvs.....from Hitler to Oliver Kahn. I am looking for interesting Germanic heroes to research, so I pose the question, who is on the top of your list of favorite Germanic heroes? Whether ancient or current, mythological or historical, sports, war or science.

Ediruc
Monday, November 21st, 2011, 12:45 AM
Charles the Hammer and all the soldiers under him, Godfrey of Bouillon and all the crusaders under him, every Wehrmacht soldier, and America's Founding Fathers.

Hersir
Monday, November 21st, 2011, 07:45 AM
Knut Hamsun, Einar Tamberskjelve and many more. Think we have some threads on this already:P

Wychaert
Monday, November 21st, 2011, 08:34 AM
Karel Van Egmont, Duke of Gelderland!
http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx25/theSv666/karelvanegmond1.jpg

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Gelre's hertog, Zupthens graaf
Bevocht het huis van Habsburg
Onversaagd trok hij ten strijd
Voor Gelre's onafhankelijkheid
Ommelanden, Groningen
Het Oversticht, Oost-Friesland
En het volk van Grutte Pier
Onder Gelderse banier

Voer Gelre aan, Karel van Egmond
Geef het bevel, Hertog van Gelre
Voer Gelre aan, Karel van Egmond
Geef het bevel, Hertog van Gelre

Dreiging van Bourgondië
Gevaar voor Gelres grenzen
Karel kwam in 't geweer
Gelre stelde zich teweer
Hertog vechtend voor het volk
Van 't oosten en het noorden
Met van Rossum aan zijn zij
Voor een Nedersaksisch rijk

Voer Gelre aan, Karel van Egmond
Geef het bevel, Hertog van Gelre
Voer Gelre aan, Karel van Egmond
Geef het bevel, Hertog van Gelre

Vrijheid voor Gelre, helder voor ogen
Brandend en blakend, knieval gewroken
Klauwen van Habsburg, altijd bestreden
Strijdbaar gebleven tot aan zijn dood

Vaandels, wuivend in de wind
Westwaards de troepen
Van Egmond voert Gelre aan
De hertog neemt wraak

Schuimend op de Zuiderzee
En plunderend landinwaarts
In het spoor der Zwarte Hoop
Bloed dat op de aarde droop
Heug u van Rossums tocht
In 1528?
Dreigend met een vlammenzee
's-Gravenhage in zijn greep

Voer Gelre aan, Karel van Egmond
Geef het bevel, Hertog van Gelre
Voer Gelre aan, Karel van Egmond
Geef het bevel, Hertog van Gelre

Mööv
Monday, November 21st, 2011, 10:39 AM
Prinz Eugen :)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Portrait_of_Prince_Eugene_of_Savoy_%2816 63-1736%29.png/463px-Portrait_of_Prince_Eugene_of_Savoy_%2816 63-1736%29.png


The battle was an amazing victory for Austria; at the cost of 500 men they had inflicted the loss of 30,000 men and captured the sultan's harem, 87 cannons, the royal treasure chest and the state seal of the Ottoman Empire. According to Prinz Eugen (1960, biography) by Alexander Lernet-Holenia, the startled Austrians even captured a train of camels. The main Ottoman army was scattered and the Austrians gained complete freedom of action in Bosnia, where Sarajevo was sacked.

By the terms of the Treaty of Karlowitz in 1699, the Austrians forced the sultan Mustafa II to make peace with the Emperor, and to cede Transylvania and the Ottoman eyalets of Buda, Eger, and Kanizsa, which were later transformed or integrated into Habsburg provinces known as the Principality of Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary, Kingdom of Slavonia, and the Military Frontier.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zenta


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SpearBrave
Monday, November 21st, 2011, 11:40 AM
Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand von Steuben

(born Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben; September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794), also referred to as the Baron von Steuben,[1] was a Prussian-born military officer who served as inspector general and Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines.[2] He wrote the Revolutionary War Drill Manual, the book that served as the standard United States drill manual until the War of 1812. He served as General George Washington's chief of staff in the final years of the war.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cd/Baron_Steuben_by_Peale%2C_1780.jpg

Thusnelda
Monday, November 21st, 2011, 02:16 PM
Hermann the Cherusker, defeater of the Roman legions in Teutoburg forest

http://www.schullandheim-weser.de/bueckeburg/images/Hermann.jpg


Karl Martell, defeater of the Islamic expansion army near Tours and Poitiers

http://wvnc.com/martel.jpg


Andreas Hofer, fighter for Tyrolean independence against the troops of Napoleon

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e2/Andreas_Hofer.JPG


Karl Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, field marshal and victorious in the final battle against Napoleon ("Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig")

http://sueyounghistories.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/schwarzenberg-1771-e28093-1820.jpg

Hildebrandt
Monday, November 21st, 2011, 10:19 PM
In my opinion the greatest germanic (and also worldwide) heroe is the former Austrian skier Hermann Maier:

http://www.promi.at/fotos/hermann-maier-2.jpg

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