Knauer, Friedrich Karl

ZOOLOGIST (AUSTRIA)
BORN 31 Mar 1850, Graz - DIED 31 Jul 1926, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Feuerhalle Simmering, 11., Simmeringer Hauptstraße 337 (Abteilung ALI, Nummer 58 (Ehrengrab))

Friedrich Knauer was the son of a professor at a gymnasium. He mostly studied physics and and chemics in Vienna between 1868 and 1872 but specialised in zoology afterwards.

He was the director Vivarium of the prater from 1887 onwards. He took the initiative to found the Neuer WienerTiergarten in the Prater and became its director in 1893. He was the author of many school books and popular scientifical works.

He died in 1926 and his ashes were buried at the Feuerhalle Simmering in Vienna. The Friedrich-Knauer-Gasse in the Viennese quarter Favoriten was named after him.

Sources
Wikipedia (English)

Images

The grave of Friedrich Knauer at the Feuerhalle Simmering, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (21 Aug 2012)

 


Knobelsdorff, Georg Wenzeslaus von

Published: 8 Dec 2012
Last update: 8 Dec 2012