British - A Frisian king who supported Mordred. Also identified as Frederick, Telramund or Telramund.
German - Duke of Telramund. Husband of Ortrud. Guardian of Elsa and Gottfried. He coveted the dukedom of Brabant to which Gottfried was heir and plotted with his wife to gain power. When Ortrud changed Gottfried into a swan, Frederick accused Elsa of having murdered her brother. Lohengrin arrived on a swan, defeated Frederick in single combat and rescued Elsa whom he married. When Frederick tried to kill Lohengrin in the bridal chamber, Lohengrin killed him. Occasionally called Frederick, Telramund or Telramund.

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