is a play
telling the tale of the 16th century Flemish Count of Egmont
who is sentenced to death by the occupying Spaniards
. A young woman called Klärchen tries to rescue him, but fails and commits suicide
The play is probably best known today for the overture that Ludwig van Beethoven wrote for it. He wrote incidental music for the entire play, but only the overture is performed with any frequency today. Beethoven was late in finishing the piece, only completing his music in time for the third performance of the drama.
Egmont is a company that publishes Disney comics in Italy, Denmark, Germany and other countries. Don Rosa used to work for Egmont until he quit to work for Picsou Magazine.