Gabillon, Ludwig

ACTOR, DIRECTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 16 Jul 1828, Güstrow, Mecklenburg - DIED 13 Feb 1896, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, 10. Triesterstraße 1 (Mitte oben, nr. 34)

Ludwig Gabillon came from a Huegenot family from Mecklenburg. He grew up in Güstrow and from an early age he travelled as an actor through Germany as part of Bethmann's Wandertruppe.

In 1853 he was engaged at the Burgtheater in Vienna by Heinrich Laube. He also worked at the Burgtheater as a director from 1875 until 1895. Gabillon married the actress Zerline Würzburg and both were among the most famous actors of their time, Gabillon playing about a 300 parts. In Vienna a street was after him and his portrait is at the Burgschauspieltheatergalerie.

Family
• Daughter: Bettelheim-Gabillon, Helene
• Wife: Würzburg, Zerline

Sources
Gabillon, Ludwig
Wikipedia (German)

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)

 


Gailleton, Antoine

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 21 Mar 2008