The other day I visited the Hohenstaufer Exhibition in Mannheim. Time was too short to see all the interesting exhibits but there was one name, my own, that fascinated me.
|King Manfred's coat of arms|
I don't have a Saint but just the blessed Manfred of Rive commemorated on January 28.
There is the famous physisist Manfred von Ardenne who changed his socks from brown to red and still managed to lead a luxurious and happy life.
Manfred the Symphony in B minor, Op. 58, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The symphony treats Manfred's incest with his step sister that is not relevant since I do not have a sister.
Remains Manfred von Richthofen, the Prussian junker, racist, arrogant, flying an airplane in the First World War painted in red, a daredevil par excellence. This guy at least was so prominent that he carried several nicknames: The Red Baron, The Red Battle Flyer, Red Devil, Le Diable Rouge, Le petit Rouge, and the Red Knight. He himself used the name The Red Fighter Pilot as title of his memoirs of 1917.