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The Trumpeter's Gravestone

Nordseite des St. Fridolismünster,  79713 Bad Säckingen
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Gravestone of Franz Werner Kirchhofer (1633-1693) and Maria Ursula von Schönau (1632-1691)

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Franz Werner Kirchhofer, the man who inspired the poet Joseph Victor Scheffel and who thus becaueme the "Trumpeter" lived in Säckingen from 1633 to 1690. He was a common townsman and fell in love with the noble Ursula von Schönau whom he married later on. The vast difference in their social rank inspired Scheffel to write the story of "Thr trumpeter of Säckingen".

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