Nüll, Eduard van der

BORN 9 Jan 1812 - DIED 3 Apr 1868, Wien
CAUSE OF DEATH suicide by hanging
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 A, Nummer 05)

Eduard van der Nüll studied at the Polytechnical Institute in Vienna. Together with his friend August Sicard von Sicardsburg he travelled in Western Europe before he became a professor at the Academy in 1844.

In 1847 he created the Carltheater in Vienna together with Siccardsburg. In 1850 they extended the Arsenal in Vienna. In 1860 they won the competition to build the new Staatsoper (Court Opera) in Vienna. In was built from 1861 to 1863. The result was criticized by the press as well as the emperor himself.

Van der Nüll was so unhappy about the criticism that he hanged himself on 4 Apr 1868. Sicardsburg died only a few months later from tuberculosis. In 1875 a street was named after Van der Nüll in Wien-Favoriten.

Related persons
• was teacher of Ferstel, Heinrich von
• was teacher of Hasenauer, Carl, Freiherr von
• cooperated with Sicard von Sicardsburg, August


The grave of Eduard van der Nüll at the Zentralfiedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2002)


• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard_van_der_N%C3%BCll

Nureyev, Rudolf

Published: 09 Jan 2010
Last update: 18 Aug 2022