Ferstel, Heinrich von

ARCHITECT (AUSTRIA)
BORN 7 Jul 1828, Wien - DIED 14 Jul 1883, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Grinzinger Friedhof, 19., An den langen Lüssen 33 (Gruppe MA, Nummer 46 (Ehrengrab))

Son of the bank official Ignaz Ferstel. He studied at the Academy for Architecture in Vienna and a grant from the emperor enabled him to travel to Italy in 1855. Just before he left he entered the competition for the Votivkirche and in Naples he heard the news that he had won.

Apart from the Votivkirch he built several buildings in the city center of Vienna and in the Ringstrasse surrounding it. The building at the Freyung in Vienna is now known as the Palais Ferstel.

He had married Lotte Fehlmann and with his family he lived in Grinzing, then a small village. After his death in 1883 he was buried there at the cemetery. His mausoleum was built by his son Max von Ferstel.

Related persons
• was pupil to Nüll, Eduard van der
• was pupil to Sicard von Sicardsburg, August

Sources
Find-A-Grave
Ferstel, Heinrich Freiherr von
Heinrich von Ferstel – Wikipedia

Images

Inside the mausoleum of Heinrich von Ferstel at the Grinzinger Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (29 Aug 2002)

 

The mausoleum of Heinrich von Ferstel at the Grinzinger Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (29 Aug 2002)

 


Feuerbach, Anselm

Published: 13 May 2010
Last update: 29 May 2016