Sicard von Sicardsburg, August

BORN 6 Dec 1813, Budapest - DIED 11 Jun 1868, Weidling (near Wien)
CAUSE OF DEATH heart attack (caused by tuberculosis)
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Grinzinger Friedhof, 19., An den langen Lüssen 33 (Gruppe MS, Nummer 62)

August Sicard studied in Vienna and in 1835 he became an assistant at the Polytechnikum in that city. Together with his fellow student Eduard von der Nüll he travelled from 1839 to 1843 to study. This resulted in a professional as well as private partnership afterwards. In 1843 he became a professor at the Academy in Vienna.

Together with Von der Nüll he built parts of the the Arsenal in Vienna during the 1850s. Their most important collaboration was the Hofoper that was built between 1861 and 1869. It was heavily criticised, resulting in Van der Nüll's suicide in 1868. Only two months later Sicard died of a heart attack caused by tuberculosis.

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The mausoleum of August Sicardsburg at the Grinzinger Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (29 Aug 2002)


August Sicard von Sicardsburg – Wikipedia

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Published: 09 May 2010
Last update: 02 May 2022