Vaugoin, Karl

BORN 8 Jul 1873, Wien - DIED 10 Jun 1949, Krems an der Donau, Niederösterreich
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 17, Reihe 2, Nummer 82)

Karl Vaugoin was the son of a jeweller who was a city councillor in Vienna. After volunteering in the army Karl wanted to pursue a further career in the army, but he was unfit for military service. From 1898 he worked for the provincial government of Niederösterreich and at that time he joint the Christlichsozialen Partei (Christian Social Party), the CS. between 1912 and 1920 he was a member of the city council for the CS. During the first war he managed two train workshops and he was also a cavalry captain.

From 1920 to 1933 he was a member of the Nationalrat (National Council) and in 1921 and from 1922 to 1933 he was Minister of Defense. In 1929 he became Vice Chancellor and in 1930 he became Chancellor. In 1930 he succeeded Ignaz Seipel as federal chairman of the CS. After problems with the Heimwehr (Home Guard) his power was taken away from him and he was President of the Administratieve Commission of the Ferderal Railways from 1933 to 1936. After the annexation of Austria by the Germans he was deported to Germany. because of heart problems he was released but he wasn't allowed to return to Vienna. He survived the war and died in 1949.


The grave of Karl Vaugoin at the Hietzing Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2014)


Carl Vaugoin – Wikipedia

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Published: 28 Feb 2022
Last update: 01 Apr 2022