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    Which historical Germanic figures should have a movie dedicated to them?

    ...bonus points if no movie exists about them already. I pick Henry VII of Luxembourg (c.1275–1313), Holy Roman Emperor.



    Thread idea inspired by yesterday's chatbox conversation:

    [14-10, 22:47] Chlodovech: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-54529836
    [15-10, 02:18] Wulfram: Yet another Cleopatra film? There are so many interesting people from the past who deserve a movie made about them.
    [15-10, 02:19] Wulfram: Thread idea

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    Arminius. Surely, there is a movie about him somewhere, but nowhere near proportional to his influence. Just think of all the people named "German, Hermann" etc. His life is also movie material, being educated as a Roman officer but turning against them remembering his origins.

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    Charles Lindbergh, US aviator who flew the first transatlantic flight. He was early to oppose the US entry into WW2, knowing the negative consequences it would have for both Europe and America. History proved him right.

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    You can bet, if he had been for the war, there would be countless movies about him.
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    I'm sure many have posted Arminius/Hermann as a good candidate. If more were known about his life and reign, Penda of Mercia (d. 655 AD), last major Anglo-Saxon warrior-king to remain Heathen , would be a good one. He fought epic wars against the other Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, particularly Northumbria. Some associate the Staffordshire Hoard of gold Anglo-Saxon artifacts with Penda's reign and wars, though there's no proof at all of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gegenschlag View Post
    Charles Lindbergh, US aviator who flew the first transatlantic flight. He was early to oppose the US entry into WW2, knowing the negative consequences it would have for both Europe and America. History proved him right.

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    You can bet, if he had been for the war, there would be countless movies about him.

    "Lindy" was a good Patriot.
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    Andreas Hofer

    He was the leader of the Tyrolean Rebellion against Napoleon's invasion. His story has all the elements needed to make an historically interesting and exciting film.

    From wikipedia:

    - He was born the son of an innkeeper and inherited the family business. The inn still stands.
    - In 1791 he was elected to the Tyrolean Landtag assembly.
    - In the War of the Third Coalition against the French he became a sharpshooter and later a militia captain in the Austrian Imperial and Royal Army.
    - In January 1809, he was part of a delegation to Vienna to ask Emperor Francis I of Austria for support for a possible uprising.
    - Hofer secretly organized insurrection, visiting villagers and holding councils of war in local inns.
    - He was so much on the move that he signed his messages "Andreas Hofer, from where I am" and letters to him were addressed to "wherever he may be".
    - On April 11 1809 Tyrolean militia defeated a Bavarian force in Sterzing which led to the occupation of Innsbruck before noon. Though French forces came across the Brenner Pass as a relief and a united French-Bavarian contingent counterattacked the next night, the Tyroleans fought them in the First Battle of Bergisel until Hofer and his allies won on the morning of the 13th.
    - Hofer became the effective commander-in-chief of the Tyrolean rebels, with the support of other leaders such as Josef Speckbacher and Father Joachim Haspinger. He commanded a force of Tyroleans approximately 20,000 strong, together with a couple of hundred Austrian soldiers who had joined them after the retreat of the Austrian army.
    - In the second Battle of Bergisel, from May 25 to May 29, 1809, Hofer's troops again defeated the Bavarians, driving them out of the country and retaking Innsbruck on May 30. On May 29 Hofer received a letter from Emperor Francis in which he promised not to sign any peace treaty that would include giving up Tyrol.
    - The French offered a reward for his head. On August 13–14, in the third Battle of Bergisel, Hofer's Tyroleans defeated the French troops of Marshal François Joseph Lefebvre in a 12-hour battle after a downhill charge. The Tyroleans retook Innsbruck.
    - Hofer declared himself Imperial Commandant of the Tyrol in the absence of the ruler and for two months ruled the land from Hofburg in the name of the Emperor of Austria. He announced new laws and taxes and minted his own coins. He also sent two men to Britain to ask for assistance. On September 29 he received a medal from the emperor and another promise that Austria would not abandon Tyrol.
    - On November 12, Hofer received false reports of Austrian victories and tried to summon his troops on November 15. This time he had little following and French troops defeated his forces. His subordinate commanders surrendered and urged him to escape over the mountains.

    Hofer hid in a hut in the mountains in the Passeiertal and the French announced a reward of 1500 guilders for his head. His neighbor Franz Raffl betrayed him and revealed his hiding place to the authorities. Hofer was captured by Italian troops on January 28, 1810, and was sent to Mantua in chains to face a court-martial.
    - Officers holding the court martial disagreed on the exact sentence until they received a message from Milan. It was supposedly from the Viceroy, transmitting Napoleon's order to "give him a fair trial and then shoot him." Later Napoleon claimed to Prince Metternich that Hofer was executed against his wishes.

    Andreas Hofer was executed by a firing squad on February 20, 1810. He refused a blindfold or to kneel, and gave money to a corporal in charge, telling him to "shoot straight". He gave the order to fire himself.[1] Hofer became a martyr in Germany and Austria and a rallying symbol against the power of Napoleon.
    - In 1818, his family was given a patent of nobility by the emperor of Austria (he and Anna had 7 children, at least two of whom emigrated to America). In 1823, Hofer's remains were moved from Mantua to Innsbruck, and in 1834, his tomb was decorated with a marble statue. In 1893, a bronze statue of Hofer was erected in Bergisel (Innsbruck). A large painting depicting his arrest hangs in the Palace of Maria Theresa in Innsbruck, and there is an annual open-air play in Meran based on his life. In Meran there is also a monumental statue of him opposite the train station at the beginning of the Via Andreas Hofer, which was erected by Tyrolean nationalists in 1915.

    Sadly such a film will never be made because it might be used as a rallying cry for present day Austrians to rise up against their traitorous leaders and the invasion of immigrant hordes.

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    Thorir Hund (Old Norse: Ţórir hundr, Modern Norwegian: Tore Hund, literally "Thorir the Hound") (born ca. 990) was one of the greatest chiefs in Hĺlogaland. Tore Hund was one of the leaders of the Stiklestad peasant faction opposing Norwegian King Olaf II of Norway, later named St. Olaf. He was reported to have been among the chieftains who killed the king in the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030. He also served in the forces of King Canute the Great on several occasions.

    Egill Skallagrímsson (modern Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈɛiːjɪtl̥ ˈskatl̥akrimsɔn]; c. 904 – c. 995) was a Viking-Age poet, warrior and farmer. He is known mainly as the protagonist of Egil's Saga. Egil's Saga historically narrates a period from approximately 850 to 1000 CE and is believed to have been written between 1220 and 1240 CE.

    Harald Sigurdsson, also known as Harald of Norway (Old Norse: Haraldr Sigurđarson; c. 1015 – 25 September 1066) and given the epithet Hardrada (Old Norse: harđráđi, modern Norwegian: Hardrĺde, roughly translated as "stern counsel" or "hard ruler") in the sagas,[2] was King of Norway (as Harald III) from 1046 to 1066. In addition, he unsuccessfully claimed both the Danish throne until 1064 and the English throne in 1066. Before becoming king, Harald had spent around fifteen years in exile as a mercenary and military commander in Kievan Rus' and of the Varangian Guard in the Byzantine Empire.

    Harald I Fairhair (Old Norse: Haraldr inn hárfagri; Norwegian: Harald hĺrfagre; putatively c. 850 – c. 932) is portrayed by medieval Norwegian historians as the first King of Norway. According to traditions current in Norway and Iceland in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, he reigned from c. 872 to 930. Supposedly, two of his sons, Eric Bloodaxe and Haakon the Good, succeeded Harald to become kings after his death.
    Most of Harald's biography remains uncertain, since the extant accounts of his life in the sagas were set down in writing around three centuries after his lifetime. Indeed, although it is possible to write a detailed account of Harald as a character in medieval Icelandic sagas (as this entry does), it is even possible to argue that there was no such historical figure at all.
    His life is described in several of the Kings' sagas, none of them older than the twelfth century. Their accounts of Harald and his life differ on many points, but it is clear that in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries Harald was regarded as having unified Norway into one kingdom.


    Snorri Sturluson[a] (Icelandic: [ˈsnɔrrɪ ˈstʏrtlʏsɔn]; 1179 – 23 September 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet, and politician. He was elected twice as lawspeaker to the Icelandic parliament, the Althing. He was the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which consists of Gylfaginning ("the fooling of Gylfi"), a narrative of Norse mythology, the Skáldskaparmál, a book of poetic language, and the Háttatal, a list of verse forms. He was also the author of the Heimskringla, a history of the Norwegian kings that begins with legendary material in Ynglinga saga and moves through to early medieval Scandinavian history.[1] For stylistic and methodological reasons, Snorri is often taken to be the author of Egil's saga. He was assassinated in 1241 by men claiming to be agents of the King of Norway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hersir View Post
    Thorir Hund (Old Norse: Ţórir hundr, Modern Norwegian: Tore Hund, literally "Thorir the Hound") (born ca. 990) was one of the greatest chiefs in Hĺlogaland. Tore Hund was one of the leaders of the Stiklestad peasant faction opposing Norwegian King Olaf II of Norway, later named St. Olaf. He was reported to have been among the chieftains who killed the king in the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030. He also served in the forces of King Canute the Great on several occasions.

    Egill Skallagrímsson (modern Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈɛiːjɪtl̥ ˈskatl̥akrimsɔn]; c. 904 – c. 995) was a Viking-Age poet, warrior and farmer. He is known mainly as the protagonist of Egil's Saga. Egil's Saga historically narrates a period from approximately 850 to 1000 CE and is believed to have been written between 1220 and 1240 CE.

    Harald Sigurdsson, also known as Harald of Norway (Old Norse: Haraldr Sigurđarson; c. 1015 – 25 September 1066) and given the epithet Hardrada (Old Norse: harđráđi, modern Norwegian: Hardrĺde, roughly translated as "stern counsel" or "hard ruler") in the sagas,[2] was King of Norway (as Harald III) from 1046 to 1066. In addition, he unsuccessfully claimed both the Danish throne until 1064 and the English throne in 1066. Before becoming king, Harald had spent around fifteen years in exile as a mercenary and military commander in Kievan Rus' and of the Varangian Guard in the Byzantine Empire.

    Harald I Fairhair (Old Norse: Haraldr inn hárfagri; Norwegian: Harald hĺrfagre; putatively c. 850 – c. 932) is portrayed by medieval Norwegian historians as the first King of Norway. According to traditions current in Norway and Iceland in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, he reigned from c. 872 to 930. Supposedly, two of his sons, Eric Bloodaxe and Haakon the Good, succeeded Harald to become kings after his death.
    Most of Harald's biography remains uncertain, since the extant accounts of his life in the sagas were set down in writing around three centuries after his lifetime. Indeed, although it is possible to write a detailed account of Harald as a character in medieval Icelandic sagas (as this entry does), it is even possible to argue that there was no such historical figure at all.
    His life is described in several of the Kings' sagas, none of them older than the twelfth century. Their accounts of Harald and his life differ on many points, but it is clear that in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries Harald was regarded as having unified Norway into one kingdom.


    Snorri Sturluson[a] (Icelandic: [ˈsnɔrrɪ ˈstʏrtlʏsɔn]; 1179 – 23 September 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet, and politician. He was elected twice as lawspeaker to the Icelandic parliament, the Althing. He was the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which consists of Gylfaginning ("the fooling of Gylfi"), a narrative of Norse mythology, the Skáldskaparmál, a book of poetic language, and the Háttatal, a list of verse forms. He was also the author of the Heimskringla, a history of the Norwegian kings that begins with legendary material in Ynglinga saga and moves through to early medieval Scandinavian history.[1] For stylistic and methodological reasons, Snorri is often taken to be the author of Egil's saga. He was assassinated in 1241 by men claiming to be agents of the King of Norway.
    I agree. Egill Skallagrímsson in particular was a very interesting figure.
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