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How do you write "von" properly? Do you write it with capitalised v if you write von in the beginning of sentence? Which one is correct, "von Brun" or "Von Brun" if you want to write it as name lets say on a note or a memo?

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  1. The first letter of any sentence is capitalised.

  2. Alle zu einem mehrteiligen Namen gehörenden Adjektive, Partizipien, Pronomen und Zahlwörter schreibt man groß <§ 60>.

    prepositions and articles are written as you usually write them: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, der Schiefe Turm von Pisa, Lutz van der Horst

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Von is written von everywhere except where a capital letter is required by the normal capitalization rules, for example at the beginning of this sentence

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According to Duden, the Adelsprädikat, if spelt out, is written as “Von” at the beginning of a sentence, but if it is abbreviated then it is always “v.” even at the beginning of a sentence.

See this: https://gfds.de/kleinschreibung-am-satzanfang/

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