Latour, Théodore-François Baillet, Graf

STATESMAN (AUSTRIA)
BORN 15 Jun 1780, Linz - DIED 6 Oct 1848, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (gruppe 0, reihe 0, nummer 112)

Son of Maximilian Graf Baillet de Latour. He studied at the military academy in Wiener-Neustadt and held several positions in the army. He fought at Dresden and Leipzig during the Napoleontic Wars.

He was Vice-Director General of Engineers between 1832 and 1848. On 30 Apr 1848 he became Minister of War of Austria. In October of that year he was lynched by a crowd that stormed the building where the Ministry was housed. His body was hung to a street lantarn outside.

He was buried at the Währinger Ortsfriedhof in Vienna. When that cemetery was cleared his remains were transferred to the Zentralfriedhof.

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
• Bauer, Werner T., Wiener Friedhofsführer, Genaue Beschreibung sämtlicher Begräbnisstätten nebst einer Geschichte des Wiener Bestattungswesens, Falter Verlag, Wien, 1991
Vienna, Michelin Tyre PLC, Watford, Hertfordshire, 1998
• Rechnitz, Stefan, Grabstätten Berühmter Männer und Frauen, Eind Rundgang durch die Wiener Vorstadtfriedhöfe, Gerlach & Wiedling, Wien, 1948
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Images

The grave of Théodore Baillet Latour at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (25 Jan 1999)

 


Laube, Heinrich

Published: 25 Jan 2009
Last update: 18 Sep 2009