Angeli, Heinrich, Ritter von

BORN 9 Jul 1840, Ödenburg (now: Sopron) - DIED 21 Oct 1925, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 C, nummer 06)

Heinrich von Angeli studied at the Art Academy in Vienna before he moived to Düsseldorf, where he studied under Christian Köhler, Emanuel Leutze and Heinrich Mücke at the Art Academy in that city. After a brief period with Karl von Piloty in Munich in 1858 he opened his own studio.

In 1862 he returned to Vienna and he was soon successful with his history paintings and most of all with his portraits. Among his pupils was Victoria, the daughter of Queen Victoria of England. He painted both.

In 1876 he became director of a special school of the Academy of Art in Vienna. In 1880 he painted the Auguste Viktoria von Schleswig-Holstein, the future empress of Germany. In 1894 the Angeligasse in Vienna was named after him. He lived until 1925 and died in Vienna.

Related persons
• painted Franz Joseph von Habsburg, Emperor of Austria
• painted Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise, Princess Royal


The grave of Heinrich Ritter von Angeli at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (20 sep 2004)


• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Heinrich von Angeli – Wikipedia

Angelini, Gaby

Published: 30 May 2016
Last update: 18 Aug 2022