Carl Emil Doepler: 22 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Carl Emil Doepler (1824–1905) was a German painter, illustrator and costume designer. He created the costumes for Richard Wagner’s opera Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 1876. These costumes included horned helmets, and are widely endorsed with starting the popular myth that Viking warriors wore horned helmets, even even if there is no lecture to archaeological evidence to hold this.

His son, Emil Doepler, was furthermore an artist.

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