Nüll, Eduard van der

ARCHITECT (AUSTRIA)
BORN 9 Jan 1812 - DIED 3 Apr 1868, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 A, nummer 5)

Eduard van der Nüll studied at the Polytechnical Institute in Vienna. Together with his friend August Sicard von Sicardsburg he travelled in Western Europe before he became a professor at the Academy in 1844.

In 1847 he created the Carltheater in Vienna together with Siccardsburg. In 1850 they extended the Arsenal in Vienna. In 1860 they won the competition to build the new Staatsoper (Court Opera) in Vienna. In was built from 1861 to 1863. The result was criticized by the press as well as the emperor himself.

Van der Nüll was so unhappy about the criticism that he hanged himself on 4 Apr 1868. Sicardsburg died only a few months later from tuberculosis. In 1875 a street was named after Van der Nüll in Wien-Favoriten.

Related persons
• was teacher to Ferstel, Heinrich von
• cooperated with Sicard von Sicardsburg, August

Sources
Eduard van der Nüll - Wikipedia
• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien

Images

The grave of Eduard van der Nüll at the Zentralfiedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2002)

 


Nureyev, Rudolf

Published: 9 Jan 2010
Last update: 9 Jan 2010