Martinelli, Ludwig

BORN 9 Aug 1832, Linz, Oberösterreich - DIED 13 Jun 1913, Bad Gleichenberg, Steiermark
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 A, Nummer 36)

Ludwig Martinelli was the son of a painter. He studied under F.G. Waldmüller and worked at the studio of Moriz Lehmann, who was a scenery painter for the Hofburg in Vienna. After he made he bet that he would appear on the stage as an actor within eight days he suddenly apperead in Nestryo's "Der Tritschtratsch". It was an immediate success and from 1857 to 1860 he was engaged at the Vorstadttheater an der Au in Munich.

From 1860 to 1864 he worked at the Grand Théâtre in Amsterdam and from 1864 to 1873 at the Stadttheater in Graz. In 1873 he moved to the Theater an der Wien in Vienna and in 1876 to the Deutschen Landestheaters in Prague. After a few years of directorship at the Carltheater in Vienna he worked from 1889 to 1908 for the Deutschen Volkstheater in Vienna.

He was best known for his roles in plays by Anzengruber. His first wife was Marie Neufield and his second wife was the actress Louise Seeberger. Their daughter Anna was an actress as well. Martinelli died in 1913 in Bad Gleichenberg, Steiermark.

• Wife: Martinelli-Seeberger, Louise


The grave of Ludwig Martinelli and Louise Martinelli-Seeberger at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (20 Aug 2007)


• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Ludwig Martinelli – Wikipedia

Martinelli, Vincenzo

Published: 12 Jan 2019
Last update: 18 Aug 2022