Gessler

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Gessler

sentenced Tell to shoot apple off son’s head. [Swiss Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 1066; Ital. Opera: Rossini, Wilhelm Tell]

Gessler

Austrian governor treats Swiss despotically; shot by Tell. [Ital. Opera: Rossini, William Tell, Westerman, 121–122]
See: Tyranny
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As punishment for failing to bow in respect to the newly appointed Austrian Vogt, Albrecht Gessler, Tell was commanded to shoot an apple off his son's head.