Von - Examples


In Thomas Mann's novella Death in Venice, the protagonist is a famous novelist formerly named Gustav Aschenbach who has recently been ennobled and so acquired the name von Aschenbach.

Outside of fiction, Lars von Trier, Diane von F├╝rstenberg, Erich von Stroheim, Josef von Sternberg, Dita Von Teese (note non-standard capitalization) and Denise van Outen added the von/van to their name by their own choice.

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