Krones, Therese

BORN 7 Oct 1801, Freudenthal (now: Bruntál, Czechia) - DIED 28 Dec 1830, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 A, Nummer 45A)

Therese Krones was the daughter of the travelling comedian Josef Krones (d.1839, Eisenstadt). When she was only five years old she was already on the stage together with her father and her brother. In Ödenburg she was noticed by Ferdinand Raimund and he engaged her at the Theater in der Leopoldstadt in Vienna in 1821.

She performed in plays by Raimund like "Diamant des Geisterkönigs", in which she played Mariandl. Her part in his play "Bauer als Millionär""was a huge success. She also appeared in plays that were officially written by herself, although it was suspected that her brother was the author.

She conducted affairs with several men and possible also with Raimund himself. In 1827 her lover Severin von Jaroszynski turned out to be a murddere and he was executed in Vienna. She decided to leave the stage but Raimund convinced her to return to the theatre.

In 1830 she followed Raimund to the Theater an der Wien. She died in Vienna on 28 December 1830 after a short illness, aged only 29. She was buried at the cemetery St. Marx. In 1930 her remains were transferred to the Zentralfriedhof. There is still a cenotaph for her at St. Marx.

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• was drawn by Kriehuber, Josef


The grave of Therese Krones at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (20 sep 2004)


Cenotaph for Therese Krones at the St. Marx Cemetery, Vienna. Her remains were transferred to the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna in 1930.
Picture by Androom (17 Aug 2007)


• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
• Schöne, Günter, Bühnenstars, Florian Noetzel, Wilhelmshaven, 1998

Krottendorf, Ida

Published: 30 Jul 2017
Last update: 18 Aug 2022