Würzburg, Zerline

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 19 Aug 1835, Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - DIED 30 Apr 1892, Merano
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, 10. Triesterstraße 1 (Mitte oben, nr. 34)

Zerline Würzburg was educated in Hamburg, where she held her first engagement at the Vereinigten Hamburger Theatern (1850-1853). In 1853 Heinrich Laube called her to the Hofburgtheater in Vienna where she worked until her death.

In 1856 she married the actor and author Ludwig Gabillon, with whom she had two daughters. Dora married the historian August Fournier and Helene married the author Ludwig Bettelheim.

In 1878 she translated a play by Alfred de Musset in German. The Gabillons had close relations with art patron Jenny Mautzer and her husband Isidor Mautner. Both she and her daughter Dora (b.1850) were painted by Hans Makart.

Her last appearance on the stage was on 10 Dec 1891 in Grillparzer's "Der Traum, ein Leben". She had been worried by ill health since 1890 and she died during a cure in Merano in 1892. In 1894 Ludwig Hevesi published a novel about her life. It was illustrated by her daughter Helene (b.1857).

Family
• Daughter: Bettelheim-Gabillon, Helene
• Husband: Gabillon, Ludwig

Related persons
• was painted by Makart, Hans

Sources
Gabillon, Zerline geborene Würzburg
• Rechnitz, Stefan, Grabstätten Berühmter Männer und Frauen, Eind Rundgang durch die Wiener Vorstadtfriedhöfe, Gerlach & Wiedling, Wien, 1948

Images

The grave of Ludwig Gabillon and Zerlene Würzburg at the Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (24 Aug 2005)

 

The grave of Ludwig Gabillon and Zerlene Würzburg at the Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (24 Aug 2005)

 


Ybl, Miklós

Published: 21 Mar 2008
Last update: 11 Jan 2013